wow this is a cute bra I can’t wait till no one sees me in it
So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi
Of course you don’t get it. Attention attention, public service announcement: there is a difference between APPROPRIATING ANOTHER CULTURE and RECLAIMING ONE’S OWN CULTURE TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES. There it is that’s why you don’t get it. And yes, it unfortunately does have a little something to do with “the levels of melanin” in our skin. With your white-passing features, can you acknowledge that you have never had and never will have the same life experiences as someone who is not white-passing? I know that sometimes it can be hard to imagine life beyond the privileges that we unknowingly live in, but sometimes you just gotta take a step back and REALLY think about where your perspective on a topic is coming from.
"In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate."
Toni Morrison (via yesdarlingido)