Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stay In Your Lane

Something that has really caught my attention in the past few months is the cultural appropriation going on in the media. A trend that needs to be stopped is the privileged taking credit for things that black culture created. With people such as Kylie Jenner and Miley Cyrus, people think that they have the right to copy other people's culture and that the whole world is going to be fine with it. Why are white women being praised for having luscious features when black women are humiliated for them. Big hips, plump lips, and dark skin are all features for the African American women and they are constantly called 'ratchet' and 'ghetto' for showing off their curves or putting on bright lipstick to showcase their lips, but if a white woman were to have the same characteristics, she would be considered a young girls 'goals'. It is shocking how celebrities in today's world are stealing black culture and becoming popular for being 'innovators' and 'visionaries'. African American women are deamed for expressing their culture, but, again, the privileged are celebrated. Culture appropriation is a major issue in the media and it is even worse that white people don't even realize they are robbing people of their culture. The first step to solving the problem, is admitting that there is one.



  1. (Prince)Thank you for addressing this matter I hope in the future you address more problems the black culture is facing including all the other cultures like latino and asian.

  2. I like how you get to the point about it and present your views and solution.

  3. All I could think about while reading this was Lose Control by Missy Elliot specifically the part that goes "I got a cute face, chubby waist, thick legs in shape". Literally dead. I love how you say things how they are. RIP THAT BANDAID OFF.

  4. I really like how your out spoken about these topics. I think it makes your blog unique. I really enjoy reading them.