Thursday, July 16, 2015

mmmdot's Great Words on Cultural Appropriation

mmmdot • a day ago
Birth-1: She's just a baby. That is the only word she knows. Her uncle taught her that.

2-9: He’s just a kid.

10-12: They're young. They don't understand what they're saying/doing.

13-19: She’s a teenager. Teenagers do stupid things. Are you going to tell me that you never did anything stupid when you were a teenager?

20-55: It was just a joke, get over it, you are too sensitive and/or Freedom of Speech

56-108: They are from a different time. It's not their fault. They don't even know what they're saying.

Death-Forever: Don't speak ill of the dead.

'Bigot Apologists for the Ages'

http://racismschool.tumblr .com/post/32233669309/bigot-apologists-for-the-ages


mmmdot • a day ago
Cultural appropriation occurs when a style leads to racist generalizations or stereotypes where it originated but is deemed as high fashion, cool, or funny when the racially privileged take it for themselves. It's the appropriation of Blackness as a “consumable product", without any credit to or respect for those it is taken from. I'm tired of Black creativity being used as a idea mill from which others - primarily boring, stupid, and disrespectful whites - take advantage and reap the most prestige and profit.

Whites and many other non-Blacks basically feel entitled to anything Black people have or create. White supremacy has taught ALL non-Black people that anything and everything Black people have is up for grabs to them and is theirs for the taking. This is just a continuation of the slavery modality where African people were treated as property who didn't have any kind of human rights. They had no right to their children or their own names, let alone their own possessions. All could be taken from them to be used for SOMEONE ELSE'S benefit at the drop of hat. This mentality is ingrained in this white supremacist society to the point that many non-Black people don’t even think it's wrong to appropriate or steal from Black people. It's disgusting. As Neely Fuller said: “If you do not understand white supremacy (racism) - what it is and how it works - EVERYTHING ELSE YOU KNOW will only CONFUSE you.”


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