This is why I joined tumblr. Last week a friend asked me if she could borrow some “African clothes” (I’m Nigerian) for a Kwanzaa celebration and I declined, feeling uncomfortable about that. Turns out it was much worse than I thought. This is a picture of a kwanzaa party WITHOUT ANY BLACK PEOPLE. Cultural appropriation with smiles. I just know as soon as I call people out on it, I’ll be called a racist or oversensitive. I grew up with these people. You’d think that they’d learn after a year or so of college. I guess whiteness is stronger than that, huh?
What. Why would you…?
Fellow white people, no. We need to stop doing things like this.