A video of an altercation between students at San Francisco State University has gone viral. In what can only be described as a radical confrontation with the antagonist, a black girl sporting kinky curls, assaults, vilifies and behaves in a threatening manner towards another student, a white guy with dreadlocks. In the wake of the video, the cultural appropriation campaign has gained strength. I’m here to call bullshit on the idea of cultural appropriation and show you why you need to calm the f**k down with all that nonsense.
What is cultural appropriation?
The adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture. It’s worth noting that the only cultures who ever cry about cultural appropriation are minority cultures. By its very definition, cultural appropriation supports, encourages and is driven by separation, segregation and derision. It creates an invisible barrier where anything, products, clothes, attitude, hairstyle, the way you do your makeup is suddenly off limits if the person or persons who founded the thing are of a different culture than you.