John Keats (via purplebuddhaproject)
One major facet of cultural appropriation is taking artifacts that would be violent on the body of a person of color and making them trendy on a white body.
That’s why Forever 21 is able to sell a Black Panther crop top, and why Che Guevara t-shirts are so popular, and why Macklemore can win…
Oh gosh what if they appropriate the whole anti-racist movement? Won’t be long until we have white teens on longboards screaming “fuck white supremacy” and crossing the street whenever they come to a black person.
Dale Carnegie (via purplebuddhaproject)