i can imagine Kanye would be that professor that tests you on shit you didn’t go over in class and wasn’t in the readings..
and when you confront him about it, he be like:
Rest In Power, Troy Davis..
three years ago today, September 21, 2011
murdered by the state of Georgia, even after 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted their statements, and no physical evidence to prove his guilt.
salute the internal creators
who may not have
of their creativity..
cannot be carried
she wore fatigues
to hide her fatigue
from being in a state
of constant survival..
i am going to answer your question in a few parts:
first for clarification. all members of lower socioeconomic classes are not Black, even though there is a strong relationship between the two because of structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism. you went from asking about lower social economic status (class status) to giving a “what if” about a Black american (a racial and ethnic group). This does not make sense. please pay attention to what you are asking.
Now to your question:
No, a Black american cannot culturally appropriate from a culture that appropriated their entire culture. “historical greek wear” was murdered over, raped over, pillaged over. There is no such thing as anything original in Europe, other than imperialism and colonialism, barbarism..
Cultural appropriation has to do with stripping of original meaning and power. ain’t no power in that shit, and the fact that it is “historically Greek” already means it has been stripped of it’s original meaning.
if anything, it would be a metaphorical reclamation.
i know i no longer
inhabit your thoughts;
i have been subjected
to your movements..
the most beautiful
and saddest part
of human nature:
people move on..
just finished reading:
Discourse on Colonialism | Aimé Césaire
"Because, after all, we must resign ourselves to the inevitable and say to ourselves, once for all, that the bourgeoisie is condemned to become every day more snarling, more openly ferocious, more shameless, more summarily barbarous; that it is an implacable law that every decadent class finds itself turned into a receptacle into which there flow all the dirty waters of history; that it is a universal law that before it disappears, every class must first disgrace itself completely, on all fronts, and that it is with their heads buried in the dunghill that dying societies utter their swan songs."
| Aimé Césaire
"Therefore, comrade, you will hold as enemies―loftily, lucidly, consistently―not only sadistic governors and greedy bankers, not only prefects who torture and colonists who flog, not only corrupt, check-licking politicians and subservient judges, but likewise and for the same reason, venomous journalists, goitrous academics, wreathed in dollars and stupidity, ethnographers who go in for metaphysics, presumptuous Belgian theologians, chattering intellectuals born stinking out of the thigh of Nietzsche, the paternalists, the embracers, the corrupters, the back-slappers, the lovers of exoticism, the dividers, the agrarian sociologists, the hoodwinkers, the hoaxers, the hot-air artists, the humbugs, and in general, all those who, performing their functions in the sordid division of labor for the defense of Western bourgeois society, try in divers ways and by infamous diversions to split up the forces of Progress―even if it means denying the very possibility of Progress―all of them tools of capitalism, all of them, openly or secretly, supporters of plundering colonialism, all of them responsible, all hateful, all slave-traders, all henceforth answerable for the violence of revolutionary action.
And sweep out all the obscurers, all the inventors of subterfuges, the charlatans and tricksters, the dealers in gobbledygook. And do not seek to know whether personally these gentlemen are in good or bad faith, whether personally they have good or bad intentions. Whether personally―that is, in the private conscience of Peter or Paul―they are or are not colonialists, because the essential thing is that their highly problematical subjective good faith is entirely irrelevant to the objective social implications of the evil work they perform as watchdogs of colonialism.”
| Aimé Césaire
there is absolutely nothing arousing about slavery.
lol i was so close that one day, but