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.
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!
yellowninka: sleepyspacer: punch-a-your-buns: spookygoo: IT FACES A HOPELESS TASK. IT IS ALONE. BUT IT WILL STOP AT NOTHING- TO REACH THE BOTTOM. ENDLESS SLOPE. Rated R. That was actually pretty suspenseful. There were times where it looked like it was going to make it, and then others where it looked like it was going to fall off the end. Still a better love story than...