Do Asian rappers think that is funny? That it’s a joke? My culture isn’t some play tool for you to build Clout with. This is extremely offensive and hurtful.
I love SALU Dearly but he’s been doing this for a minute now and I’ve just now noticed it. Black culture isn’t a joke, it isn’t a trend, it isn’t a fad. It’s my life that I have to live every single day and I have to face a lot of hatred for doing the same culturally important things you all do for fun. Asia/Japan who seems to have a huge problem with black people/dark skin people constantly does things like this.
Our dances, our hairstyles, our fashion trends. It’s not a play thing for y’all! This hurts, it’s hurt a lot and it disappoints me because if it was the other side of the spectrum and someone was wearing a Kimono or a Cheongsam or using an important cultural item as a joke then Black people and Americans in general would get shitted on for it.
It’s 2018, I thought we had moved passed this bullshit man. I just want to make it extremely clear that Black Culture is not a joke. Period, stop with our dances, our hairstyles,our fashion trends. It’s incredibly disrespectful.
Thank you. Be blessed shawty ❤️ (per usual, of course this doesn’t apply to everyone but rather the minority that engages in these activities.) #kpop#krap#koreanrappers#japaneserapper#japan#korea#koreans#japanese#blackculture#blackculturematters#culturalappropriation#notokaywiththis#notok#salu @salu_info #dances#hairstyles#bantouknots#twist#dreds#hair#trends#blackpeople#blackgirls#blackmen#africanamerican#rap#hiphop#hiphopc
This is the weekend! The @naturalhairshow starts tomorrow💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 I’ll be at the Power Panel at 3:10, Taliah Waajid’s workshop at 12:30, Keke Wyatt’s performance at 2:00 and the Real Men, Real Talk panel at 3:30. Come through so we can chat for a bit🤗✨ #naturalhairshow
From @bust_magazine, written by Hoda Katebi:
CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: - The act of a dominant/privileged group adopting cultural elements of another (most likely marginalized/oppressed) culture in an insensible manner
- Plays on historic themes of oppression, domination, and privilege
- Ignores the value, significance, or meaning of the object/practice
- Does not give credit to the original culture/religion/ethnicity/etc
- Looked down upon/mocked when practiced/worn by the original marginalized culture, but becomes "cool," "trendy," or "edgy" when done by the oppressors/appropriators.
CULTURAL APPRECIATION: - Understanding the significance of a particular practice/object/tradition and not undermining or destroying its significance or value.
- Understanding histories of oppression and marginalization surrounding the particular object/practice/tradition and gauging the appropriateness of your actions in relation to this history
- Being invited by an individual of that particular culture to participate in/wear their culture's traditions/clothing for a specific event or occasion (weddings, religious rituals, etc.)
- But word of caution here: getting a "go" pass from one of your friends doesn't mean that other people from their culture won't be offended. Just like you can't use your token Black friend as an excuse to be racist, you can't use the invitation of one Muslim to wear a headscarf for a day as an excuse to expect that the rest of us are all going to be jumping up and down and applaud you for your bravery. - Ask yourself: Why am I doing this/what are my goals in doing this/can I achieve my goal without doing this?/why is this necessary/is this even necessary/no it is not necessary/alright awesome then we good.
**i amthe original poster of this meme. Please share and get the message out, only if you live the message. If you are a white woman in dia de los muertos garb please look at yourself.** .
Hey white witches, healers, magic makers, we gotta remember to connect our magic and healing work to social justice work and ending oppression, every damn day. Those of us with European ancestors and pale skin continue to benefit from a system that was built on the backs of black and brown folks. So when we practice magic, it is important to put this at a forefront. What are the roots of your practice? Did your ancestors hurt and steal from those who used these practices as ritual? So how do you pay respect to these traditions, give back, dismantle the rewritten narrative?
I hear a lot of self-described spiritual healers say that you get what you manifest. This is an incredibly dangerous, and privileged, belief. Did Sandra Bland manifest her death by failing to use a turn signal? Did Trayvon Martin manifest his murder because he bought snacks? And further, did George Zimmerman manifest walking free with his good energy? Did the Syrian people manifest the brutality shown by their dictator? Look, I believe in manifestations, you can manifest inner feelings, reactions, self care. You can call things to you, and maybe they’ll appear. But there is something bigger around us, it’s called inequality, institutional racism, patriarchy, INJUSTICE. So white folks, don’t say that everything that happens to you it’s because you brought it on yourself... the world doesn’t work that way. It’s largely out of our control. And more over we are connected with a deep history which has deeply oppressed POC, women, queers, folks with disabilities, indigenous groups etc. so let’s step up our work and perspectives as healers ❤️✊🏼
Thanks to @maven_musing for the inspiration, and @rainbowkimono for the art. Her store is www.rainbowkimono.com
You could say it's been a while since I've been on this account. The main reason I've been absent is that I was trying to take a break from social media, particularly my phone. I'm still not using my phone, but I am now posting from my computer for the time being. I just felt that my phone was interfering with the quality of my life and I was definitely addicted to it--I would spend all my waking hours on it, and it was not pretty. My first few moments of waking up and last few moments before falling asleep were spent on it. If I didn't have school, I would be on it. Even during class sometimes, I would have an urge to reach for it. Damn, it was ugly. I still use my computer a lot, and I'm still working on tackling that issue. Regardless, I'm happy that I quit using my phone for now and I am excited to be back! Making posts on the computer with a real keyboard should be easier, so perhaps I'll post more :)
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