Someone with the email firstname.lastname@example.org just submitted this to me
I am sorry for appropriating and bastardizing the spiritual significance of sweaters
I can’t let this shit slide.
I tried to keep scrolling, but I cannot.
There is a significant difference between wearing the clothes of the people who have forced you to assimilate, and wearing the clothes and items of a culture that is not yours, ignoring and/or stomping on all cultural and spiritual significance of the item, and basically slapping all the members of that culture in the face because you think the clothing or item is edgy and cool.
Your westernized clothes were forced on us at the end of a gun, because when we were stolen from or chased out of our homes, we were given two options, assimilate or die.
You choosing to wear dreads because you claim to be Rasta (when Rastas are instructed to allow their hair to grow naturally, and Rastafarianism is explicitly against whiteness), or wearing a Bindi because it is pretty (ignoring the significance to those who are Hindu or Indian, feel free to correct me), or wearing kimonos and calling yourself a fucking delicate lotus flower, to sagging your fucking pants and calling yourself a gangsta or copying urban styles while appropriating AAVE and calling your self a “bad, hood/ghetto bitch” (when you’re really just a basic bitch) or referring to yourself as ratchet is taking something that was not yours in the first place because it is cool, and when we demand that you give it back because it’s not for you, you tell us that we need to share because you “shared” [read: shoved your whiteness down our throats with a funnel and demanded that we play by your rules] with us and it’s only fair since we’re playing at your house, when we didn’t fucking ask to play with you anyway, you had your mama pick us up without asking nobody what the fuck they wanted, because I guarantee, if you’da asked, we’d have stayed the fuck at home.
omg they did NOT
Enjoying this post entirely too much.
Entirely too much.
“and it’s only fair since we’re playing at your house, when we didn’t fucking ask to play with you anyway, you had your mama pick us up without asking nobody what the fuck they wanted, because I guarantee, if you’da asked, we’d have stayed the fuck at home.”