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Surfing Debut At Summer Olympics Resurfaces Issues Over Native Hawaiian Cultural Appropriation
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Credit: AP Photo / David Goldman
For the first time, surfing is on the Olympic stage.
On Friday, the ocean sport beloved by many San Diegans will be underway as the newest event at the Summer Games in Tokyo.
While fans are rejoicing, some are raising concerns that what was originally a Native Hawaiian cultural practice has been co-opted into a multi-billion dollar industry.
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