urban exploitation

PSA to ALL native American women. Especially urban natives

PLEASE beware of anyone that claims that they can help you regain your heritage or get in touch with your spirituality. And I hate to say it but especially if it’s a man.

And I’m not talking about fake shamans that build the new age sweat lodges. I’m talking about actual native American men who exploit and manipulate urban native women who may have lost touch with their heritage.

They usually go after the ones that come from broken homes or broken relationships. A lot of the time these girls are still in high school or just graduated. They know which girls are the most vulnerable. They form bonds of trust over time and are patient with their targets. They usually take on multiple “students” at a time but are careful to keep them a secret from each other. They are extremely manipulative and are very good at earning trust and making their “students” feel whatever they want to feel.

They claim to want to teach the old ways of the ancestors but in reality, all they want is to take young native American women as use them for sex. I never thought this was a big problem in the community until I saw it happen twice within the same year. These men are evil and twisted.

My advice go young urban native women. If you don’t know about your heritage and traditions and want to seek out a teacher. DO NOT PICK A MAN!!!! Men and women have different traditions and different medicine so there is no reason to be taught by a man the old ways.

If it feels uncomfortable. Stop, drop and run like hell. If he tries to force you into something claiming some ancient native custom, don’t buy it in the slightest. Leave and never come back. No real teacher would try to force anything on you.

Please share and or reblog the hell outta this so that our sisters can protect themselves.

this is really upsetting to me. These people who have no clue who Basquiat was and what he stood for, they don’t know anything about his work and are trying to make money off of his image and popularity. This is beyond disrespectful. This basic makeup company needs to find some other person to exploit, at least someone who was part of the fashion world or make up industry???

just another example of a soulless company trying to take advantage of a dead artists work and fans, this is bullshit.