Anonymous said: Since "whitepeoplestealingculture" didn't answer to my 3 questions, I'll ask them to you: 1) Why do you guys defend nicki minaj? Even if she's Poc she says the "n" word in almost every song. 2) What's your opinion about PoC dating white people? 3) Why do you say its ok for PoC to appropiate other cultures? for example, I don't think its ok for Japanese people to appropiate Chinese culture after how Japan oppressed China for years. PLS DON'T IGNORE MY QUESTIONS. whiteguiltconfessionals: Yeah, I have a feeling whitepeoplestealingculture didn’t respond to you because these are inane, unsupported, and inaccurate / loaded questions that have nothing to do with the reality of cultural appropriation. 1.) Nicki Minaj is Black. She’s not “PoC”. She’s a person of color. She is a Blackperson. That means that she, as any other Black person, can reclaim the n-word because it was used against a group which she is apart of (Black people) and that gives her the ability to reclaim it. There’s no “defending” to be done. That’s just her place as a Black woman. Period. Don’t refer to individuals whose races / ethnicities are explicitly made available as “a PoC” or “PoCs”. Say what you mean. PoC is a term to be used when speaking on generalized terms, not when speaking about specific individuals or specific instances of oppression / struggle faced by one or a small number of groups. 2.) Interracial relationships are not up for discussion. They exist. Get over it. While there are certain situations in which IR relationships arise out of fetishism and racial prejudice, those are a different topic (eg. fetishism and racial prejudices) and cannot be conflated with all IR relationships. People can date whoever they want. The only thing that can ever be criticized is the propensity of the reasons behind those dating choices being negative or based in racism. 3.) Nobody has said that on this blog, ever. Appropriation is never okay, regardless of who it is or who it is being done to. Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and other people of color have been called out for their appropriation of other cultures (in those instances Desi and Chinese cultures, if I recall correctly) before, and will continue to be called out when the occurrences arise. However, contrary to what trolls and uneducated twits on Tumblr believe, not everything under the sun is appropriation, and not everything always constitutes as appropriation for certain individuals. There are times when cultural exchange and sharing happen—even to celebrities and people in front of the public eye—which shift the act of appropriation to one of appreciation (eg. people wearing specific clothing when attending a specific event in a specific place where that clothing—however cultural important—is expected of participants). And not everything is as cut and dry as “well you’re not [race] so you can’t do this”. Etc. Pull your head out of your ass before you go spreading this type of bullshit again. —Tera

Anonymous said: Since "whitepeoplestealingculture" didn't answer to my 3 questions, I'll ask them to you: 1) Why do you guys defend nicki minaj? Even if she's Poc she says the "n" word in almost every song. 2) What's your opinion about PoC dating white people? 3) Why do you say its ok for PoC to appropiate other cultures? for example, I don't think its ok for Japanese people to appropiate Chinese culture after how Japan oppressed China for years. PLS DON'T IGNORE MY QUESTIONS.

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Yeah, I have a feeling whitepeoplestealingculture didn’t respond to you because these are inane, unsupported, and inaccurate / loaded questions that have nothing to do with the reality of cultural appropriation.

1.) Nicki Minaj is Black. She’s not “PoC”. She’s a person of color. She is a Blackperson. That means that she, as any other Black person, can reclaim the n-word because it was used against a group which she is apart of (Black people) and that gives her the ability to reclaim it. There’s no “defending” to be done. That’s just her place as a Black woman. Period.

Don’t refer to individuals whose races / ethnicities are explicitly made available as “a PoC” or “PoCs”. Say what you mean. PoC is a term to be used when speaking on generalized terms, not when speaking about specific individuals or specific instances of oppression / struggle faced by one or a small number of groups.

2.) Interracial relationships are not up for discussion. They exist. Get over it. While there are certain situations in which IR relationships arise out of fetishism and racial prejudice, those are a different topic (eg. fetishism and racial prejudices) and cannot be conflated with all IR relationships. People can date whoever they want. The only thing that can ever be criticized is the propensity of the reasons behind those dating choices being negative or based in racism.

3.) Nobody has said that on this blog, ever. Appropriation is never okay, regardless of who it is or who it is being done to. Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and other people of color have been called out for their appropriation of other cultures (in those instances Desi and Chinese cultures, if I recall correctly) before, and will continue to be called out when the occurrences arise.

However, contrary to what trolls and uneducated twits on Tumblr believe, not everything under the sun is appropriation, and not everything always constitutes as appropriation for certain individuals. There are times when cultural exchange and sharing happen—even to celebrities and people in front of the public eye—which shift the act of appropriation to one of appreciation (eg. people wearing specific clothing when attending a specific event in a specific place where that clothing—however cultural important—is expected of participants). And not everything is as cut and dry as “well you’re not [race] so you can’t do this”. Etc.

Pull your head out of your ass before you go spreading this type of bullshit again.

—Tera