the evolution of appropriation

  • White people:Your culture is backwards and savage.
  • PoC:You're a fucking racist, now get out.
  • White people:But I do like this part of it.... I think I'll just take that. Thanks.
  • PoC:But you can't just take that--
  • White people:Too late, took it already.
  • PoC:Fuck.
  • White people:Actually, all aspects of your culture are foreign and cute, and I think I'll just take all of it! Don't you feel appreciated?
  • PoC:My culture is not "cute", it's legitimate, please stop illegitimizing it!
  • White People:You know, now that you mention it, I just... I don't feel white. I feel like I belong to your culture very intimately. I'm TransPoC.
  • PoC:My identity is not a costume! You're not me, stop taking my identity!
  • White people:Stop being racist. I'm celebrating you with this. Accept it. Stop erasing my identity!