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The D.C. region is home to a complex blend of communities from around the globe. These cultures contribute to the local fabric of the area in countless ways, from cuisines to music. But conversations about culture can be sensitive when people discover certain aspects of culture for the first time. Kojo explores the coinage of the phrase “Columbusing,” which describes instances of white people “discovering” elements of cultures that have long been a part of communities.


  • Monica Bhide Food writer; author, "Karma And The Art Of Butter Chicken" (Bodes Well Publishing, September 2016)
  • Andrea Nguyen Author, "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen" and "Asian Dumplings" (Ten Speed)

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