Sunday, August 23, 2009

Plagiarism in Huffington Post?

Aisha Curry has accused Tameka Foster [Raymond] of plagiarism in an article of Foster's in the Huffington Post, She's Pretty For A Dark Skinned Girl, which begins:

I am a dark-skinned African American woman with features that reflect my ancestry. Debates regarding Light vs. Dark and other biases have plagued our race for years and continues to impact millions of Black women.


The response was primarily a brush-off:

But Foster, who is currently in the process of divorcing the R&B singer [Usher], is adamant she came up with the article on her own.
Her publicist tells, "Tameka has never even heard of the book you referenced nor does she believe you even deserve a response."

The successful receipt of a message can depend on the identity of the messenger, rather than on the content of the message.

See also TechDirt
Can You Plagiarize An Idea?


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