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is every time my friend gets stop to be told off by some white person, very rudely, how his tattoo of a dreamcatcher is racist and insensitive to the Native American people and should removed/apologize/be ashamed.
He is Native American and they confuse him for Mexican every time, and he just states “But I got this at the reservation I lived in for 15 YEARS.” and proceeds to falsely place a curse of his ancestors on them.
"just curious about your opinion on this x" - @escapedminds
…and then she probably took it off and lived happily ever after. it’s like all these times when Muslim women discuss their experiences with Islamophobia when wearing hijab and barely anyone cares besides other Muslims. But then a white woman says it and everyone’s like “oh yeahh omg so true. this is a real issue”.
"It reminded me of something that many people know but barely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim"
^^^ Like ok so it took a white girl doing in experiment for “only a few hours” to realize the we Muslim women are actual people? And as if wearing a headscarf doesn’t make you human with feelings any more? You needed to do an experiment to realize that Muslim women are REAL human beings?
if you’re wondering if this is cultural appropriation, it isn’t because Islam doesn’t say that someone who is not Muslim cannot wear a headscarf It is open to anyone. But don’t call it a hijab; with wearing hijab come responsibilities and way of living that are special to a Muslim woman; not for some experiment that a white person wanted to try out.