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Cultural Appropriation: Why Black Culture is So Valuable

And Why Black People Fiercely Protect It Cultural appropriation is when a dominant culture adopts less dominant cultural tropes. That is the set up. Dominant groups adopting from less dominant groups, for personal gain with a complete disregard of the origins. History has shown that appropriation is a product of imperialism and over time, globalisation. … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: Why Black Culture is So Valuable

My Immigrant Story

Can you imagine what these exhausted people migrating would have thought when a large boat approached them after this mentally draining journey? Their hopes and fears rising to the surface in this moment, but rather than receiving a helping hand instead they received a camera shot and a boom stick. Continue reading My Immigrant Story

Why ‘Playing The Race-Card’ is the Oldest Trick in the Book

Being accused of ‘playing the race-card’ is one of the most aggravating, racist and egregious allegations that can be made against a Black person. But why? Here is a quick look at how harmful this phrase and the idea’s behind it can be towards Black people. As well as how racist White people have in fact been ‘playing the race-card’ for centuries and using it to gaslight and create racial tensions within communities, while pitting different races against each other. Continue reading Why ‘Playing The Race-Card’ is the Oldest Trick in the Book