explaining cultural appropriation to settlers

the way i think: it’s like going to a dinner party at your someone else’s place and bringing your own guests with you & feeling entitled to turn up to raid the fridge at any given time later on.

no normal person does that and it is easy to understand why it’s against pretty much every social code to transgress your host’s boundaries as a guest in someone else’s house, but somehow it doesn’t seem to apply to indigenous people or people of colour, and settlers really struggle with the concept of not taking something that’s not yours unless expressly invited.

but it is consistent in the sense that the entire white european colonial economical machine is based on the fundamental ignoring and often purposely overlooking of other people’s boundaries, needs and lives, so there’s that.

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