Saturday, September 12, 2015

When black Americans do cultural appropriation: from cradle to grave (3)

On Lipstick Alley, a website by black women (just kidding, look up who owns that site) for black women, there has been some serious discussion about whether black Americans can appropriate African culture, as detailed in installments 1 and 2. It seems that this heated discussion on whether black Americans can appropriate from black Africans might just come to a speedy end. Apparently the original author causing the controversy has a white boyfriend and isn't even from an African country, whereas one of the clowns in the original image causing the fuss IS from an African country and IS a true "social justice activist" (my favorite kind of people). Gazi Kodzo is apparently big on Tumblr and YouTube where you can watch his deluded gay pitched voice ramblings (culturally appropriated from Chris Tucker in the Fifth Element) about decolonization and whatever other delusions you can think of, such as being offended Kendrick Lamar is not with a darkskinned black woman. You should visit both his Tumblr and YouTube if you want to laugh at stupid.

I still only see clowns in proper attire

Original author criticized on LSA for "her" hair,  if you know what I mean

I'm glad that this is cleared up and we can now all move along and worry about other issues, such as: OMG, Chris Tucker's character in Fifth Element exists in real life.

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