Amandla Stenberg is not here for cultural appropriation…at all.
“When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter.”
Shortly after, the 17-year-old weakly responded with, “Mad if I don’t, Mad if I do… Go hang w Jaden or something,” to the actress’ bold but very true statement.
For a good 24 hours or so, Stenberg backed off Tyga’s leading lady —even though the internet didn’t—to focus on writing a well-written explanation on the black women’s plight when it comes to what is defined as beautiful.
Taking to Twitter to address the youngest Jenner and all those that are at fault of cultural appropriation, Amandla pens a wordy piece on black beauty vs. white beauty.
In all caps she wrote, “black features are beautiful. Black women are not. White women are paragons of virtue and desire. Black women are objects of fetishism and brutality.”
She then takes on the responsibility to explain her heavy words while expanding double standards of beauty and stigmas, before asking readers, “do female black lives matter too?”
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— Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg) July 13, 2015
Before Amandla schooled her followers and Kylie on black vs white beauty, Twitter was already reacting to Jenner’s Jaden comment to the actress. Flip the page to check out what Twitter had to say.