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Reverse Racism

Just a collection of trivial topics and events that some may perceive to be racist, racially discriminative, and/or biased towards those with privilege in the U.S.

#cultural appropriation

can't black people appropriate culture too? like when rihanna made asian eyes in her music video and when nicki minaj kept calling herself harajuku barbie and they both dressed up as geisha”s i think?(: like does that count? and if this came off as sarcastic in anyway it wasn't suppose to or rude lol im just wondering! xo

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Yes people of color can appropriate cultural traditions as well.

~Eon

dynastylnoire:

bluesthroat:

amethystvexx:

dynastylnoire:

whitepeoplestealingculture:


seen at afropunk2k14

The desperate white girl who results to racism to fit in with the Black people
 - Jess

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

I don’t even have words….. What is she even… I… What the fuck?????

I see a girl who follows a style she likes becaude she feels like herself that way. Get over yourselves

We’re too busy getting shot to death for being black right Get back to us with your demands when white people stop killings us. 



This is some white nonsense. Someone should have told her this ain’t coachella.

dynastylnoire:

bluesthroat:

amethystvexx:

dynastylnoire:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

seen at afropunk2k14
The desperate white girl who results to racism to fit in with the Black people

- Jess

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

I don’t even have words….. What is she even… I… What the fuck?????

I see a girl who follows a style she likes becaude she feels like herself that way. Get over yourselves

We’re too busy getting shot to death for being black right Get back to us with your demands when white people stop killings us.

This is some white nonsense. Someone should have told her this ain’t coachella.

@anon learning foreign languages can be useful and fun but if you are white and a native English speaker you're often viewed as adventurous and intelligent for learning a foreign language, while non-white people whose foreign language is something other than English who learn English are made fun of for their accents and told "go back to [other country that may or may not even be their native country]" ... just something to keep in mind about perspectives

Anonymous

How is wearing a turban disrespectful but people wearing African print as they not? That makes no sense everything was taken from other cultures. Is Elvis disrespectful because he popularized rock n roll/rhythm and blues? I'm confused.

Anonymous

Key words here are taken and shared. And you serious about that Elvis question?

~Eon

I’ve a question about cultural appropriation. I think I know the answer but I’m just curious where it comes to our (black) people from whence a lot of things and cultures have their very origin. Do we get a pass so long as we are knowledgeable of what it is we are doing as well as respectful as possible?

No one gets a pass on cultural appropriation. What you’re describing is cultural sharing as long as you were invited into the tradition or just appreciation. Cultural Appropriation=/=Cultural Sharing. 

~Eon

And people want to defend cultural appropriation by saying “let people wear what they’re comfortable in!”

But let a young black man walk out with his pants sagging and get fined, these people will probably be the same ones supporting that ban.

"Culture is meant to be spread! So cultural appropriation is good/natural/doesn’t exist!"

Nah, culture is meant to be practiced first and foremost. It happens to spread through cultural sharing and/or diffusion. Stop making excuses to disrespect cultures under the guise of appreciation.

~Eon

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July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and find spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."

Spread respectfully

No. Just no. Nothing in this post is good or right. Fuck lady gaga for wearing this, fuck the native Desis who are co-signing this, fuck any desi or any POC who is okay with fucking letting whites get away with shit like this.

If you can’t hold white people accountable for their bullshit white assholery, then fuck you. Fuck you and fuck any solidarity you expect from us.

Just because some ignorant fuck desi is too uneducated and lazy to educate themselves on why this is harmful and marginalizing to already oppressed communities doesn’t mean you get to go scott-free for fuckshit like this.

These pictures were taken outside her home in NYC what the fuck are you taking about “In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it”. She is legitimately wearing this as a costume and has no regards to Indian customs. Also if someone ever justifies actions that are incredibly offensive to a marginalized group of people by appointing themselves as the voice of said group DON’T LISTEN TO THEM. 

I have to agree, Susie. White folks are obsessed with looting the look and culture of other races because they've fallen out of touch with their own ethnic routes. The monolith of 'white people' has no culture, but countries and peoples do - and sadly, the very power they privilege from has left many of them hollow, spiritually and culturally. It's why they can't see why it's wrong to wear a headdress, because they're on the emotional level of a spoiled child. It's genuinely quite sad :/

Anonymous

It’s angering, saddening, and disrespectful.

- Susie

So before I say this, I'm not white, I'm Indian, but I live in America. And I don't really see what's wrong with multiple races living in the same area using the same slang? Am I just not seeing the problem? Could you explain why it's bad?

Anonymous

That’s not a problem in itself, that’s cultural diffusion. 

The problem comes into play when people who probably don’t live in that area use the vernacular to mock the people who use it.

~Eon

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