Black Hunger Games Actress Doesn't Want Whites Appropriating Black Culture

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  1. BethSucks

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    'Hunger Games' actress slams cultural appropriation: 'Don't cash crop my cornrows'
    Three months ago actress Amandla Stenberg, best known for her role as Rue in the action film “The Hunger Games,” posted a video about race on her tumblr page, reportedly as part of a history class project.

    Now that video has suddenly gone viral.

    In the video, entitled “Don’t Cash Crop my Cornrows,” the 16-year-old biracial actress breaks down the history of cultural appropriation, a practice where people adopt the trappings of a culture they don’t belong to.


    Stenberg calls out celebrities like Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift for allegedly appropriating black culture by twerking, wearing grills, and speaking in Ebonics – among other things. She also criticizes the fashion industry for presenting traditionally black hairstyles as new fashion finds, like when Marie Claire deemed Kendall Jenner “bold” and “epic” for wearing cornrows.

    She draws a distinct line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange: “The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” she explains in her video. “But here’s the thing: Appropriation occurs when a style leads to racist generalizations or stereotypes where it originated, but is deemed as high fashion, cool, or funny when the privileged take it for themselves. Appropriation occurs when the appropriator is not aware of the deep significance of the culture that they are partaking in.”

    To that end, she notes that white rappers like Iggy Azalea sometimes find success in traditionally black mediums, but don’t “speak on the racism that comes along with black identity” by not addressing issues like the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    She ends with a poignant question, “What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we loved black culture?”

    Stenberg found herself at the center of a racially tinged firestorm in 2012 when she was first cast as Rue in “The Hunger Games.” Many fans of the series took to social media to express their outrage that a black actress had won the role, even though the character is described as having “dark brown skin and eyes” in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, which inspired the film.
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    She's 16, thus has the right to make stupid comments.
     
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    she's correct
    it's silly when white people act like blacks
     
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    She's angry because she got a white mommy.
     
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    Fuck her she is high yella.
     
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    when I was 16 I liked to get high and watch wrestiling--that rowdy roddy piper was a hoot
     
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    african american culture? :rofl:

    whenever i hear one of these idiots talking about white folks stealing they shit, i look around and wonder where they think everything they use in their lives came from.
     
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    The jews say don't cashcrop my Stenberg.
     
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    I promise to remove my cornrows immediately. 16 or not, stfu, bitch.
     
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    Can we attack her for appropriating the white cultural traits of learning to read and write?
     
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    Never mind that, how about just going to school?
     
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    and joos had kinky hair long before blaeks. I want her to straighten her hair immediately!
     
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    “What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we loved black culture?”

    what would america be like if huge numbers of black people loved humans as much as they loved beating the shit out of humans and stealing they stuff?
     
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    does she have 5 kids that she is collecting child support for, yet?
     
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    So white people acting black is okay as long as they admit doing so is racist and they support black causes?

    What a maroon..
     
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    I remember working with a guy back at the height of the gangsta rap east coast-west coast bullshit. His sixteen year old son listened to that shit incessantly, the kid was blond, blue eyed and pale listening to this kill whitey shit. My buddy and I had a lot of fun drinking and mocking the kid with very inappropriate comments.
     
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    chick on the left has spent shell casing in her hair, wtmff?
     
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    That's it, I growing a huge afro like Bernie in Room 222.
     
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    in the 70s, blacks used to "dap" for minutes at a time. when we'd see white guys dapping we would crack up. the brothers would glare at them which made it even funnier.
     
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