Wow if only racism didn’t exist I was Khloe Kardashian, then I would have been praised throughout high school for wearing hijab instead of being called terrorist for days and weeks and months living in the South.
If only my good friend who had rocks thrown at her for wearing hijab
could just have the privilege of being Khloe.
If only thewomen in France facing anti-veil discrimination could just be Khloe Kardashian.
Habibi Love, man, Habibi Love. Apparently it’s that simple.
Cultural appropriation: the adoption of certain elements (bindi, niqab, etc) of an oppressed people’s culture/practice by a privileged dominant culture, for the purposes of enjoyment (or to appear exotic and “hipster”), and without the adoption of the experiences of racism, oppression, and discrimination that are manifested in those elements for the minority groups.
Cultural appropriation is Khloe being praised for wearing something that Muslim women get abused and discriminated against for wearing on the daily. It is when Khloe wears it for an Instagram post, while Muslim women devotedly choose to wear it to follow their faith, despite the racism and discrimination they (we) face.
Gaza City, Palestine | February, 2018
During a protest on the humanitarian and economic crisis in Gaza a man held a sign reading:
“What else is left? My homeland and future are gone, and Layla got married.”