What's So Wrong With African Americans Wearing African Clothes? : Code Switch Leila Day and Hana Baba are hosts of a new podcast called The Stoop. It features conversations black people have amongst themselves — but rarely in public. The pair swing by to talk with Shereen and Gene about their show, and share an episode about a very thorny question: Can African-Americans wear clothing and accessories that originated with African cultures they're not familiar with?
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What's So Wrong With African Americans Wearing African Clothes?

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What's So Wrong With African Americans Wearing African Clothes?

What's So Wrong With African Americans Wearing African Clothes?

What's So Wrong With African Americans Wearing African Clothes?

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Leila Day and Hana Baba are hosts of a new podcast called The Stoop. It features conversations black people have amongst themselves — but rarely in public. The pair swing by to talk with Shereen and Gene about their show, and share an episode about a very thorny question: Can African-Americans wear clothing and accessories that originated with African cultures they're not familiar with?

Is it cool for African-Americans to wear African tribal prints? Hana Baba and Leila Day of "The Stoop" podcast tackle the question. Neema Iyer for The Stoop hide caption

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Is it cool for African-Americans to wear African tribal prints? Hana Baba and Leila Day of "The Stoop" podcast tackle the question.

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