The woke crowd forgot what wokeness is.
Twitter users were up in arms Monday, after Democratic lawmakers donned Kente cloth — an indigenous Ghanaian textile from the Ashanti tribe — as they knelt in the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
Pro-life author Obianuju Ekeocha posted a response to the pandering move, intended to show unity with the Black Lives Matter movement, telling the Democrats: “Don’t treat Africans like we’re children.”
“Excuse me, dear Democrats,” Ekeocha explained. “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, who didn’t weigh in on the racial unrest in the U.S. “because I am not an American,” wasn’t the only one to criticize the politicians for wearing Kente cloth.
Frederick Joseph, an author and former campaign surrogate for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for the “disrespectful and appropriative” move.
“You have a great deal to learn,” he added.
Conservative radio host David Webb posted a tweet of his own Monday, asking the progressive lawmakers, many of whom bemoan “cultural appropriation” if their actions are, in fact, a perfect example of such beavior.
The Oxford Dictionary defines “cultural appropriation” as “the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.”
You’d be hard pressed to explain how this doesn’t perfectly fit the progressive left’s definition of “appropriation.”