im writing another solidarity post
May 15, 2012
About Asian appropriation/fetishizing of Black American culture.
It is about as coherent as the other posts. Scratch that, less.
Because I don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about.
Can I do a quick reality check?
I’m basically saying that listening to and enjoying things like hip hop isn’t a problem. Participating in the community, also not a problem.
But. Trying to take on what you perceive to be elements of Black American culture, is over the line. Things like trying to talk AAVE. Or glorifying ‘thug’ and/or ‘ghetto’ life. Stuff like this is appropriation and/or fetishizing.