the evolution of appropriation
White people: Your culture is backwards and savage.
PoC: You're a fucking racist, now get out.
White people: But I do like this part of it.... I think I'll just take that. Thanks.
PoC: But you can't just take that--
White people: Too late, took it already.
White people: Actually, all aspects of your culture are foreign and cute, and I think I'll just take all of it! Don't you feel appreciated?
PoC: My culture is not "cute", it's legitimate, please stop illegitimizing it!
White People: You know, now that you mention it, I just... I don't feel white. I feel like I belong to your culture very intimately. I'm TransPoC.
PoC: My identity is not a costume! You're not me, stop taking my identity!
White people: Stop being racist. I'm celebrating you with this. Accept it. Stop erasing my identity!