Cheyenne held nothing back:
She came for a black woman about cultural appropriation and Black Twitter came for her.
Cheyenne is absolutely right, and it’s disrespectful AF to dress in native attire, especially in costume. Lisa wrote about this very issue last year around halloween (read HERE), and got dragged by black folks talking about “I’m part Indian.” It’s tired AF, and it ain’t cute. Native Americans have suffered enough at the hands of folks who want to take what is theirs. Also, FYI, ain’t noting cute or magical about the REAL Pocahontas. Don’t let the disney fairytale fool you. Read about her short, tragic life HERE.
What’s also surprising and frustrating is that whenever we get called out for doing the same ish we get mad about (*cough cough* black face ) we get defensive and try to counter with the idea that dressing as native is somehow showing appreciation for the culture. If folks want to appreciate native culture, you should ask a native american how to do so.
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