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yugenparker asked:

How is Lana Del Rey Racists?

(I hope you’re being serious) 

Well, first and foremost, her stage names is appropriative as fuck, her real name being, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. She uses the otherness of Hispanic Ethnicities to add “allure” and “drama” and “mystery” to her music persona. 

Adopting a name of another ethnicity without having to deal with the fallout of being said ethnicity is appropriative.

And secondly, the inappropriate usage of Native headdresses. Playing into that stupid white-girl-in-a-wheat-field meme that has been dissected so many times that unless you were actively not paying attention, it would be impossible to not know that wearing a headdress out of context is incredibly inappropriate and racist..appropriative.

Hope I answered your question!

coreywear said:

When it feels wrong to say something it tends to be the best time to say it.

That’s true. My one co-worker said something about “why do we keep dogs as pets but kill rats without a second thought” and then my other co-worker said “for the same reason I prefer a nice clean hygienic woman to a dirty skank ho-bag” and I just sort of went the fuck off on him and now he’s been apologizing for the last 20 minutes and I refuse to say “It’s okay” because I just really don’t want to make him feel better about himself

Unfortunately it’s also made the tension in this office super thick rn and I’m terrible in awkward situations