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Amandla Stenberg Schools Kylie Jenner On Cultural Appropriation

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On Saturday, Kylie Jenner, 17, posted a picture to Instagram that showed her hair in cornrows, with the caption, “I woke up like disss.”

16-year-old Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg called Jenner out by leaving a comment seen below that called out the KUWTK star for appropriating black culture to her benefit.

The comments are seen below:

“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,”

Kylie responded with: “Mad if I don’t. Mad if I do.. Go hang w Jaden or something.” Jaden Smith, was Amandla’s prom date this year.

Amandla posted, a video in April about cultural appropriation and what happens when white celebrities adopt black culture but fail to speak about Black issues, such as police brutality.

“Appropriation occurs when a style leads to racist generalizations or stereotypes where it originated but is deemed as high-fashion, cool or funny when the privileged take it for themselves,” titled, “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows.”

“What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?”

Video Source: Amandla Stenberg’s Tumblr


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