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The Insanity and Audacity of Racism and White Privilege: A Memo from the Gullah/Geechee

This practice best fits the definition of appropriation which is “the action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.”  In the Gullah/Geechee culture, my mama and elders taught me, “Disya da tiefin!”  This is theft!

Once you steal something and then receive financial gain for it, that is exploitation!  You have “capitalized” on something that was not yours.  Aaah, but that is the very story of America that people have not wanted to discussed and that is fueling the fires that are burning off the masks that people have worn to cover up the ugly truth. 

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