I can not honestly win a presidential election if I am your public whore. This is not about you. My whole life is not about you. I have goals, I have dreams, I did this for me.
"They rap but they don’t know what true rap is."
"They play rock, but they don’t know how to rock.”
"They’re funny when they don’t talk about being ___."
Always with the unnecessary commentary.
"The thrill of appropriation lies in accessing the perceived authenticity… Transfer to a white body elevates the action. It’s no longer primitive because while nonwhite culture is assumed to be rooted in instinct, white culture is one of intent… White people clamoring to up their cred by appropriating nonwhite culture do so hoping to be rewarded for choices that are falsely seen as inherent in people of color." —Ayesha Siddiqi
I’m sorry about this. Nobody who’s of one ethnicity should ever be allowed to enjoy things created by people of other ethnicities. Nobody who isn’t Asian is allowed to use paper any more. Nobody who is not Native American may eat corn or potatoes. You only get to do something if it was created by the ethnicity which you belong to, otherwise you’re just appropriating it and can’t possibly understand it.
i found the white kid
I love how when people point out how white people should stop:
- claiming credit to have invented shit other people created
- only celebrating cultural practices when white people are involved while excluding the people who created it
- redefine cultural practices over the voices of the people who create them
- redefine cultural practices incorrectly, out of ignorance
….that white people assume the ONLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION is to never use them. That is to say, given the option of listening to, respecting, and giving credit to originators is so fucking impossible for them, that the only answer is that no one could use anything.
The Empire of ancient Ghana
The empire of ancient Ghana created by the Mende (Soninke) dating back to at least around 4,000 BC.
Ancient Ghana was located in what is now southeastern Mauritania and western Mali.
Today the area around Dar Tichitt in southern Mauritania has been the subject of much archaeological attention, revealing successive layers of settlement near what still were small lakes as late as 1200 BCE. At this time people there built circular compounds, 60-100 feet in diameter, near the beaches of the lakes. (‘Compound’ is the name given to a housing type, still common today, in which several members of related families share space within a wall.) These compounds were arranged into large villages located about 12 miles from each other. Inhabitants fished, herded cattle and planted some millet, which they stored in pottery vessels. This was the last era of reasonable moisture in this part of the Sahara. By 1000 BCE the villages, still made up of compounds, had been relocated to hilltop positions, and were walled. Cattle were still herded, more millet was grown, but there were no more lakes for fishing. From 700-300 BCE the villages decreased in size and farming was reduced at the expense of pastoralism.
Architecturally, the villages of Dar Tichitt resemble those of the modern northern Mande (Soninke), who live in the savanna 300-400 miles to the south. These ancient villagers were not only farmers, but were engaged in trade connected with the salt and copper mines which developed to the north. Horse drawn vehicles passed through the Tichitt valley, bringing trading opportunities, ideas, and opening up the inhabitants to raids from their more nomadic northern neighbors. Development of the social and political organization necessary to handle commerce and defense must have been a factor in the subsequent development of Ghana, the first great Sudanic empire, in this part of West Africa.