snoop dog going around in a blonde bob wig telling people he’s a white man named Todd is the best piece of performance art of 2014
But realistically it should be fairly obvious. It’s the same as why theres so much uproar over white casting in TV and films. White is assumed normal, average or neutral. White get’s it’s own descriptors i.e. beige; they also get complimentary descriptors like porcelain, whereas today I bought a concealer called sand. sand. fucking SAND!!!!!! Why is white skin described as something associated with perfection, flawlessness, smooth, soft and precious when my skin is associated with dirt, rough, under your feet, inconsequential.
These descriptors are more than just words, they’re identifiers and create an identity for the person/persons to which they belong.