I see people scream appropriation when Black ppl wear head ornaments, stop that. 🙃 Also stop calling them bindi’s on Black people, that term is native to the Indian subcontinent.
With that being said, do your research before you shout appropriation at Black folks. Factor in the systematic oppression of traditional African culture (except a whitewashed Egypt). Our culture wasn’t taught, romanticized, or shown in the same ways as everyone else’s.
The reason why we see Black people doing certain things & automatically think its Asian, is because Asian culture was deemed more socially acceptable by European standards. Thus media shows Asian culture WAY more than African culture. This ties into colorism & Asian privilege.
Hinduism & Buddhism in Africa began in early 1st millennium AD when there was trade between East Africa and Indian subcontinent. Generations of Asians & Africans share these practices. Let Black ppl align they chakras in peace like we been doing.
I know most people have heard of a sari, well a lappa is very similar. The use of prints & a long drape of fabric is prevalent in both cultures. The necklines and shapes are very similar as well. It’s basically the same clothes in a different font.
I started with this one bc this is the only comparison that Asians are accused of appropriating more than Black people (almost). From braids to gravity defying styles, Africans & Asians share many similar culturally derived hairstyles.
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