In the words of Colonel Nathan R. Jessup from A Few Good Men, “You can’t handle the truth.” And that’s exactly what a lot of white people are proving once again online with their asinine reactions to Amandla Stenberg’s viral video on cultural appropriation.
Just take a look at a few of the comments found online:
You do realize many blacks today are more racist/bigoted than many whites, right?… “White supremacy” isn’t even a real thing right now. If it were, we wouldn’t have a black president. If it were, Rihanna wouldn’t be one of the most popular artists of all time. Go listen to Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker The Berry.”
That loser can stay in Tumblr, if you don’t anyone adapting anything at all from your culture then your culture should move to the middle of desert. Seriously, everyone takes something from everyone, whites from blacks, blacks from whites. Asians, Indians, whatever. No culture lives on its own. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have not appropriated anything, they just have used in their music and imagery the cultures they have been exposed to which include black culture as it is very prominent in the US. Why would she go for the biggest fish in the pond though? Her struggling career needs attention!
What an incredible pile of crap. This is what happens when you keep crying, “VICTIM! VICTIM! VICTIM” over and over: TRUE victims aren’t given the proper attention and services because “VICTIM!” begins to simply go in one ear and out the other of everyone being screamed at. (Example: the guy who was on the ground with his hands clearly displayed but was still put in a chokehold by police and subsequently died. THAT’S inexcusable police brutality––yet that incident has gotten lumped in with all of this other nonsense [see #2 below]. I’d love to meet this girl’s parents and hear what they have to say about this video.)
You guys, go easy on Amandla. She’s just misguided and uninformed. Unfortunately, these things sometimes go with being young.
It’s absolutely hilarious how some people can’t see the truth if it walked up to them and hit them in the face. At the mere age of 16, Stenberg could do everyone a favor by sharing some of her common sense.
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