In the dusty savannah, Maasai warriors go about their day dressed in vibrant red and magenta robes, or shukas. Elaborate beaded jewelry dangle from the necks and faces of men and women — members of one of Kenya’s oldest tribes. And some of them can be seen carrying a spear in one hand and, in the other – wait, is that a cellphone?
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dear white folk,
I know you may think you look so edgy and different when you cut your hair into a mowhawk, stretch your earlobes, don keffiyehs, wear native american headdresses, call yourself a gypsy, or wear a bindi, but you should know that if you truly appreciated another culture you would not wear it as a symbol of defiance or counter culture to your own. Our cultures have been mocked all our lives, but the minute a piece of sanskrit gets tatooed on some famous individual our culture is stolen from underneath us. It suddenly becomes validated, because once something has appreciation from white people it now has marketing value. All the while we are being told to change to conform and once we have changed out of every article of our culture you appropriate it, sell it, and then call us lacking in taste and creativity.
This goes out to any POC who have ever noticed the hypocrisy of the majority for calling us barbaric for wearing the clothing of our people only to steal it from us to create appropriated trash.
Tumblr. Where a bunch of almost tech savvy nerds gather together to bitch about microagressions and play the victim. Dear white people ” you’re wearing objects that are linked to the cultures of civilizations you once conquered, we as victims of microagressions think that’s racist, you should only be allowed to express your european decent so that we can still single you out as the white devil caricature that we need to hate to make this cycle constant. Because if you’re white and happen to like POC and their cultures, this creates cognitive dissonance and insults the victims of microagressions because we can’t put you in the same tiny box you once put us in.
She speaks the truth.
Beamed down from the Mothership Opaled out Faberge Egg
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I can never stop laughing at this
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