Nigerian. American. (other stuff too)
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?

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?

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    i don’t think this would be disrespectful if some of these people had been african. but for godsakes guys. enough...
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    Please don’t ever tell me cultural appropriation isn’t real or offensive. Ever.
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    In a honor of my blog’s first birthday, I’m reblogging my very first post. I’d been kind of a satellite visitor to...
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    THIS IS WHY MORE AFRICAN AMERICANS NEED TO CELEBRATE KWANZAA.
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    ARE. YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING. ME.
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    WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT! IF I EVER SEE A WHITE PERSON JOCKING OFF AFRICA/ MY NIGERIAN HERITAGE I WILL BEAT THEM INTO...
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    My eyes are burning. How dare they use traditional Afrikan clothing for their racist, appropriating party? I thought I...
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