Episode 51: Dear white boy who loves Black culture, July 27, 2020
Scope and Contents
Episode description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini decided to reach out to friends and family to have conversations on the subject of cultural appropriation and its significance among white people. A lot of "pop culture" is rooted in Black culture, however, white people have the privilege to reap the benefits of our culture while ignoring our harsh realities. White people have long been drawing extensively from Black culture — from our music to our style to our slang that we grew hearing we shouldn't do so society doesn't look down on us or consider us a threat. Similar to systemic racism, the appropriation of Black culture is so normalized that white people actively engage in it, and not once are they forced to deal with the repercussions that black people doing the exact same thing have to face.
So, dear white boy that loves black culture a little too much, your white silence is complicit in racial injustice, oppression, and violence. You need to stop denying the system while simultaneously benefiting from it. You have complete power to change it. So, do something."
- July 27, 2020
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From the Collection: English
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