Most of you aren’t in this category and sometimes I wonder why you can’t tell your friends that what they are doing is wrong.
I live in Kenya, Africa.
Constantly, people around me are trying to be like you.Trying to live up to a white standard.
Because somewhere in our history we were told that being AFRICAN JUST WASN’T ACCEPTABLE.
OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE
OUR MORAL VALUE SYSTEM
OUR WAYS OF GOVERNANCE
YOU SAID THAT WE WERE BACKWARD AND NEEDED CIVILIZATION
YOU DESTROYED US COMPLETELY.
By branding everything about us devil spawned.
You brought us a white saviour. Said we needed saving from our dark ways.
I think YOUR ways are dark
How you came and lied to us.
Lied that we needed saving.
That’s a dark thing to do.
And a couple of hundreds of years later we have thousands of Africans walking around now completely brainwashed into thinking that your way of life is better than our ways of life.
Then there’s the cultural appropriation you do every other day.
You take aspects of African culture and make it the IT THING TO DO
WHEN YOU ALREADY TOLD US NOT TO DO IT CAUSE IT WAS BACKWARD.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE??
YOU FORCE YOUR CULTURES ON TO US
RIDICULE US, MOCK US, DEGRADE US.
QUESTION: If indeed you brought civilization to us, WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO TAKE SOME OF OUR CULTURE AND MAKE IT YOURS?
This year I have seen so many examples of this. And quite frankly I am tired.
I don’t care who gets pissed off anymore.
MY AFRICAN CULTURE IS NOT A “THING”
MY AFRICAN CULTURE ISN’T YOURS TO DECIDE WHEN AND WHERE IT IS APPROPRIATE TO BE ADORNED
MY AFRICAN CULTURE IS DEFINITELY NOT YOURS
HAS NEVER BEEN YOURS
AND WILL NEVER BE YOURS
BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL
IS WAY BETTER
THAN THE COPY.
A pissed of African woman.