#TBT: 5 Things White People Need To Learn About Cultural Appropriation + The Daily Dot

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Let's throw it back to something not that old but still always a good read.

A Japanese teen wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of a big American company is not the same as Madonna sporting a bindi as part of her latest reinvention. The difference is history and power


Just because you may find any elements of another culture or subculture to be awe-inspiring, or even have an odd fetish or fascination with it, using those expressions dispensibly is an insult that comes with a long history and trend of racial and ethnic discrimination and prejudice. It’s insulting to say the least.