This Hunger Games' Actress Just Made Some Really Strong Points About Racial Appropriation

The video is called "Don't Cash Crop On My Cornrows," and it is a must-watch.

The brilliant actress presented the project on cultural appropriation for a class. She started by explaining how certain "trends" that have been appropriated recently are actually things that have a long important history for some cultures.

The way that celebrities have taken these trends are essentially capitalized on them without acknowledgment of their real meaning is what's harmful.

Of all the things people were bothered about in this video, how was this particular moment NOT more alarming? 

They play on stereotypes that have traditionally been met with hostility when demonstrated by black culture…but become fun and popular when white culture takes these same looks or behaviors.

She shines some light on why people like Azealia Banks feel so angry about white appropriation of black culture, especially how white celebrities use these "trends" without trying to understand the struggles that black people face.

People like Iggy Azalea and Macklemore, who have made obscene amounts of money in a music genre that was borne of the struggle of black people everywhere.

Her point is eloquently made and it's a very, very important point indeed.

And her final question, "What would America be like if we loved black people as much as black culture?" is a humdinger.