This is kind of a dead thread but i was just wondering about the implications of this given the situation. I was up against an anti-blackness team at camp and they were doing a performance. One of our opponents was African-american and the other one was an asian-american. They both read it at the same time which felt odd. Would it have been justified to run something about the commodification of black culture in the performance? Performances are supposed to express personal experience with an issue but not being african-american excludes the ability to do a performance right? This feels like they did the wrong thing, but is there a more concise way to say that in a debate round?
I wouldn't argue that since you're arguing against a team not a specific team member. I think it would be hard to argue that the part-black team is commodifying black experience by running a performance.