A white college student, Brianna Brochu, has been secretly poisoning her black roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, in an effort to try and get rid of her. Both young girls attend University of Hartford, however since the incident has been brought to light, UHart has announced that Brochu is no longer a student at the university and will not be returning.
Brochu was arrested on October 28th after posting the following:
The 18-year-old has since been charged with two misdemeanors at first: third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace. However a charge of intimidation based on bigotry or bias, a second-degree felony, was later added. Jazzy Rowe shared her story in a Facebook post on Monday. A neighbor of Rowe had shown her Brochu’s post.
The mind-boggling part of this entire situation is that Brochu used to do black hairstyles on other white people. Brianna has a page filled with pictures of white girls in braided and dreadlocked hairstyles.
Here is a case of a girl who deliberately tried poisoning her black roommate and hated her, yet loves black culture. Many white women who are obsessed with black culture tend to be nasty and spiteful towards black women. Brochu was envious of Jazzy and that’s why she referred to her as ‘Jamaican barbie’. She believed that the term would be offensive to Rowe. Brianna Brochu is a prime example of why we must be aware of cultural appropriation. Brochu is mimicking black culture, yet hates those whom she is mimicking.
This is not the only case of someone culturally appropriating black people yet also hating them. A KKK man showed up at one of the Charlottesville protests wearing dreadlocks.
So dear white people: You can’t hate black people yet try to profit off of our culture and use us. And to all my black folks: They hate us, yet would love nothing more than to be us.