Mad love to Amandla Sternberg

EXTREMELY tired of celebrities, correspondents & other people with influence claiming cultural appropriation ‘isn’t a big deal,’ that they ‘didn’t understand the historical context’ until they received a huge backlash or that ‘we can work toward equality a different way’ than calling out cultural theft for popularity & profit. 
No, bitch.
I will be there every time black, brown, red & yellow culture is used for a photo op while the originators of the baby hair, head dresses, braid styles, bamboo earrings, & head wraps are murdered with impunity, displaced, disrespected and dehumanized on a daily basis across the globe. 
It’s all connected.
I find it hilarious though not at all surprising that someone like Justin Beiber came to the defense of Kylie Jenner when Amandla Sternberg tried to put her on to the difference between appreciation and appropriation and suggested she could do more for the black community since she’s so fond of its physical attributes and hair styles.
These conversations are important and should be encouraged, not dismissed and shut down. Especially not by people with the influence over these young folks to make them think twice about their actions. 
Keep shining Amandla. 

 

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