Okay so I’m pretty entry-level about all this cultural appropriation stuff. Shit is confusing! Especially when you’re just a white person who innocently starts to like, say, bounce music. And hiphop. And “twerking”. But like, at this point I suppose I’m more learned about this shit because watching white people I follow on facebook/instagram have conversations about how “they rap” and how “their boy does bounce” is INFURIATING. Like. Okay. I know you like to consume this media but take a step the fuck back, you are a wealthy white suburban kid who is now claiming to “do bounce” (lol). DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT BOUNCE IS? WHITE PEOPLE DON’T DO IT.
RICH WHITE KIDS DON’T DO THAT. OKAY???
Not to mention the fucking flurry of appropriation of Eastern religious symbols like the hamsa hand, the word “namaste”, and icons like Ganesha I see in white-people jewelery on instagram on the daily. This one girl, I shit you not, is a fucking appropriation machine. She’s got like 4 different PoC cultures that she’s decided she “likes” and “are cool”, like the above mentioned Eastern religions, she fucking got cornrows, she “raps”, and she on the regular uses Jamaican culture to tie all the appropriation together. This girl is from my hometown, she is wealthy and white. She fucking longboards. I could fucking go on for days about these people. Southern Louisiana white kids are cultural appropriation masters.