Today we share our opinion on palagi (non-Samoans) and cultural appropriation. Why is this important? With the BLM more people became aware of the racism faced by Black people in the USA. This lead to more awareness of the racism faced by people of colour around the world.
One way that we hope to help end racism is to point out things that could be changed. To make sure that our Samoan voices are heard directly from Samoans.
Today we talk about cultural appropriation. While it is not directly racist, it removes the meaning behind our culture and erases our history. Cultural appropriation can be as small or as big as one makes it. Whether it is small or big it is still erasing the indigenous culture and removing the voices of indigenous people.
Here is our Public service announcement.