People are so obsessed with this Black aesthetic. The Black aesthetic as in recycling Black fashion trends and using AAVE without even understanding the terms or history.I’ve noticed that our 90s fashion trends are becoming popular with non-Black people. The same fashion that‘s called “ghetto” and “trashy” on us, are now mainstream fashion trends. Yep, the same style that people use to racially profile Black people is now fashionable on everyone, but us. I’m talking about the grills, baggy clothes, wearing sportswear as fashion, etc. Celebrities like Billie Ellish recycle Black fashion trends to seem edgy or cool.
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