Buzzfeed: One student really mixed things up at his school’s spirit week. While most classmates dressed up in traditional costumes representing different cultural backgrounds for Culture Day, Josh Welch dressed up as a thief – representing white people stealing other cultures. Welch, a senior in Maryland, shared a photo of his costume on Twitter.
dressed like a thief for culture day bc white people steal everyone else's culture pic.twitter.com/XnY4juY9fh
— welch's grape juice (@jotswa_welch) October 5, 2016
Dressed like a thief for culture day bc white people steal everyone else’s culture,” Welch captioned the photo. “I got the idea browsing the internet looking for a comedic outfit for a costume, and the idea just hit me,” Welch wrote.
“I’ve been taken aback by the criticism but the positive response has outweighed the negative,” Welch said.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – white people are the dumbest people on earth. Particularly SJW white Americans who turn their jeans into capris. They just try so hard to prove they’re one of the good ones. It’s their only reason for existence. They want to be patted on the back and told how brave they are for fighting social injustice. In reality you’re just a lazy kid who didn’t wanna come up with a real costume.
Anyway, anyone who buys into this whole “stealing cultures” or “cultural appropriation” bullshit is a moron. The argument is that white people like Bill Haley and the Comets “stole” rock n’ roll from Rhythm and Blues artists like Big Joe Turner. Which they blatantly did. Here’s Big Joe Turner’s original version of Shake Rattle n’ Roll:
But since he’s talking about “I’m gonna look at you till you ain’t no child no more,” and “I’m a one eyed cat peepin in a seafood store,” your average white mom in the 50’s would not approve of that. So Bill Haley and the Comets stole these songs, cleaned up the lyrics and wrote Joe Turner a check:
And??? What’s the problem with that? R&B was fun music. Were white people just supposed to be lame for eternity? Were they supposed to buy the records but not make the records?
When I turn on a Celtics game I don’t see many white guys out there. Yet they’re playing a game invented by a white guy at Springfield College. Did black people steal basketball from white people? Of course not. Because normal people share cultures. If black people created something that’s cool and fun then of course white people are gonna use it. If white people create something cool and fun then of course black people are gonna use it.
Plus, white people have invented tons of cool shit despite their lame culture. Ya know, like vaccines (which ironically hipster white people don’t want anymore), mass production, the printing press, cars, planes, fried dough, and democracy. Those things are all fun too, which is why so many people of non-white cultures partake in them. But I guess it’s only stealing when white people embrace the brilliance that other cultures have created. Got it.
And if stealing cultures is really a thing then is anyone more guilty than Asians? Granted, we eat a lot of Chinese food here. But we invented cars, and then they perfected it and took it over. We invented baseball, and then they started winning the Little League World Series. We invented computers, and then they started turning into Apple headquarters. But none of those things matter because white people are racist.
The bottom line is that it’s OK to dress up as a thief in order to make a joke (but not really a joke) that “all white people are thieves.” That’s fine because it’s OK to openly mock white people. But you’re not allowed to make jokes or mock anyone who isn’t white. Because……slavery. Got it.
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