Black Twitter Users Mock Dems For Donning Kente Cloth: ‘Don’t Treat Africans Like We’re Children’



Congressional Democrats’ attempts to look woke appeared to backfire on them Monday when a series of black Twitter users accused them of cultural appropriation.

Author Obianuju Ekeocha posted a video telling Democrats to stop “virtue signalling” by wearing African cloth in the Capitol.

“Excuse me, dear Democrats,” she said. “In your tokenism, you didn’t wait to find out that this thing that you’re hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform — it’s actually the kente material. The kente belongs to the Ghanaian people, mainly the Ashanti tribe.

“Excuse me, Democrats,” she continued. “Don’t treat Africans like we’re children. These fabrics and these colorful things that we have within our culture and tradition, they all mean something to us. I know you look at us and you say, ‘Oh, Africans are so cute in all of your colorful dresses.’ Well, some of those dresses and patterns and colors and fabrics actually do mean something to us.”

Ekeocha went on to ask why Democrats were using the cloth for their “own show of non-racism.”

“How is this not cultural appropriation?” he asked, alongside a photo of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

Frederick Joseph, a former surrogate for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., laid out a series of criticisms for Democrats. He took special aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y., who knelt in the Capitol Visitor… (Read more)

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