Hanako Montgomery


3 Articles


Is sharing cultural dances with others an act of cultural appropriation?

Cultural appropriation in performing arts has long been debated, especially in cases where cross-cultural borrowing teeters on stealing for economic gain. The most outlandish examples of cultural appropriation in dance, such as...


Perpetuating misconceptions about sex in other cultures is a toxic practice

Girls’ bars. Love hotels. Anime porn. These are just some of the key Google search results of Japan’s eclectic sex industry, known by most, yet experienced by few. As a mixed-race Japanese...


Addressing systematic racism goes beyond an individual's actions

Last week, a friend of mine who works at one of the call centers on Binghamton University’s campus told me an upsetting story. Her job is to contact alumni and financial supporters...