what i am interested in doing is dismantling the myth of Europe as the center of culture, challenge and destroy heirarchies of valuation created during the colonial era, and give criminally, systematically under-exposed African, and other, cultures more of their rightful importance and primacy within the world arena.
time and again i've said it has nothing to do with "race' but everything to do with culture.
Another way of looking at what repeatedly happens is that Eurocentric egos get bruised by my agenda, and accusations of "orientalism", "exoticization", and "romantic racism" gets dished out in retaliation.
saying "i kind of like this funky tune" is a long way from claiming "Europe as the center of culture", isn't it? especially when no one has said that or i'd imagine even thinks it. seems a bit of a strawman, no? and as someone else mentioned, it's a bit sweeping to state "ALL abc are authentic and good" while "ALL xyz are weak/bogus/bad."