people-of-color

The ignorance of white privilege rears its head around every corner. But when you face it head on, away from news stories about the Oscars-so-white, away from the confines of social media, nothing prepares you for it. And when a person of colour, particularly a woman, questions it, they are shut down. Dismissed. Disregarded. Because no one wants to taint the 'purity' of this world view.
Most people who come from marginalised cultures (myself included) don't have a problem with people wanting to participate in our culture in an appropriate and respectful setting - in fact, we love it! Under the correct circumstances, cultural exchange can be a truly wonderful thing...