Tag: Cultural Appropriation

Pelosi & Friends Cultural Appropriation Fail

Remember that photo op that Nancy Pelosi and her friends did while culturally appropriating kente stoles? Well as it turns out the stoles are indigenous to the Asante Empire which is in modern day Ghana. The Asante’s were very active in the slave trade in the 1800’s and traded slaves to the British and Dutch in exchange for guns to ironically expand their empire across Africa. So in short, Pelosi and friends are honoring a people who invaded and conquered lands and enslaved those who were not killed. I guess that does make sense however seeing as how they are democrats.

Aside from that, the photo op in which they kneeled for 8 minutes mimicking Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck did not go over well at all with anyone, with even their friends at cnn calling them out.