“Hey, I’m highly disappointed in you to see that you reblogged the post on that person’s adoration for Korean culture. People have a right to express themselves no matter what race or culture they are; we are all humans, and until we stop seeking to have ethnic pride, we will never unite as one Earth, one race. It was very disrespectful of you and all those other people, to bash that person’s sense of expression. Your comment and others’ comments were filled with unnecessary hatred, and it was seriously appalling. You post some beautiful stuff but this one thing was hideous. And your Korean post at the end saying “Fuck you,” if you’re proud of that I am ashamed to be following you and I’d like to be excused from your feed. Your response and support of all that ignorance denoted some immaturity. I hope you delete the post, that type of ego doesn’t suit you.”
So this is from someone who messaged me on fanmail. From what I can tell by looking at my followers list is that you haven’t been following me long enough to probably know that besides my Pagan posts I also post a lot of PoC and indigenous issue related posts on here and if you have a problem with those posts then feel free to unfollow me because I will not stop, as a PoC myself, posting them because they are important and need to be said. With that said let me continue on.“Hey, I’m highly disappointed in you to see that you reblogged the post on that person’s adoration for Korean culture.”
There is a difference between having an adoration for another culture and claiming that you are one of them as this girl claims to be when she is not, she is white. You can’t go claiming another culture as your own when you are not a part that ethnicity and you haven’t been raised up in it. Say you were adopted into a PoC family, so I’ll take Koreans here as an example since that post we are talking about them. Say that you were adopted but you aren’t Korean yourself, you are some other ethnic group, but that family raised you in a Korean household with Korean values. Yes you will be culturally Korean and you can claim it because you were raised in it, but you are still not Korean and there is a difference between the two.
That girl has no right to claim that culture or claim that because she loves Korean singers and bands, the language, and culture, that she is Korean. She is not Korean, she’s white, and she will never be Korean, she will never be seen as a Korean, she will never know what it is like to be raised in a Korean household, she will never be judged because she is Korean. And if you say that Koreans and other PoC groups are not judged because they are not white or white passing, you are highly, highly mistaken. This girl will never be able to experience what PoC and indigenous groups experience for the very reason that she is not one and never will be. She can love Korean culture as much as she wants and she can express her love, fine go ahead there is no problem and crime in that, but the issue here is that she is claiming to be Korean, when she is not and will never be one. And this goes for anyone who thinks they are “trans-ethnic” which is a ridiculous concept to begin with.“People have a right to express themselves no matter what race or culture they are; we are all humans, and until we stop seeking to have ethnic pride, we will never unite as one Earth, one race.”
Yes people have the right to express themselves, but claiming to be another ethnic group when you are not especially when you are white and privileged, is not expressing yourselves.
“We are all humans”. You know how many times that has been said in PoC and indigenous threads by people, mainly white folk, who are ignorant to what PoC and indigenous people face and how they deny they have privilege or that PoC and indigenous people should shut up on talking about our issues and how we speak up against white people who go about disrespecting and disregarding what goes on in the various PoC and indigenous communities? Ya we are all human but we are surely not all treated equally the same nor are we all the same, and PoC and indigenous people face discrimination everyday that white, middle class people will never face.
“Until we stop seeking to have ethnic pride”. Are you kidding me? That may be all fine and dandy for you, but do not, and I mean do not ever tell a PoC and indigenous person who they and their people have been colonized, discriminated against by white people in the past and still now that they should ignore how they are, who their people are, their history, and get rid of their ethnic pride. You are disregarding the issues we face, have faced, and continue to face, and we aren’t subjected to listen to someone like you or anyone else for that matter to tell us that we should lose our pride for our ethnicity’s, our cultures, and our people. Yes let’s tell PoC and indigenous people to give up their pride on who and their people are, after they have been colonized and discriminated against in the past, being subjected to genocide, have been told and forced to give up their cultures to be “civilized” in the eyes of white colonist’s and to give up and assimilate to white European standards of humanity. Yes, let’s do that.It was very disrespectful of you and all those other people, to bash that person’s sense of expression. Your comment and others’ comments were filled with unnecessary hatred, and it was seriously appalling.
Again that was not a sense of expression, that is a white girl claiming herself to be Korean just because she has listened to some Korean bands and singers, loves the language, food, and culture. Hate? That isn’t hate. That is telling what is wrong with those statements and us speaking out for PoC. Do you know how many Asians dislike the fact that there are some people claiming to be Asian just because of the music and their cultures? A lot. And it’s not just with people claiming to be “trans-ethnic” with Asian cultures, but others as well. We have every right to call out on that. We don’t choose to be what we are, we don’t choose to be PoC or indigenous. People who agree with that whole “trans-ethnic” and associate with that concept are oblivious to those people’s problems and are when they say things like this it’s like, oh I’ll choose to be Korean today because I love Big Bang and MBLAQ and kimchi. Those statements are regarding us as something other than human by deciding to “choose to become a PoC or indigenous” and only choosing to do so because they are fascinated by our cultures.You post some beautiful stuff but this one thing was hideous. And your Korean post at the end saying “Fuck you,” if you’re proud of that I am ashamed to be following you and I’d like to be excused from your feed. Your response and support of all that ignorance denoted some immaturity. I hope you delete the post, that type of ego doesn’t suit you.
Yes, voicing PoC issues and calling out on this bs is hideous. Right. All that ignorance huh. Ok. I’m being ignorant because I voice on PoC and indigenous issues because I am a PoC myself and I can relate because I’ve faced issues that PoC and indigenous people face that folks like you seem to not get or don’t give a shit about. Right. Again if you don’t like PoC and indigenous related posts on my blog then go ahead and simply unfollow me because I refuse to stop posting things like this and other PoC and indigenous issue posts on this blog.