High School Student Dresses Up as ‘Thief’ on Culture Day: ‘Because White People Steal Everyone Else’s Culture’

Josh Welch’s costume was a reminder to those who appropriate culture about what they truly are.

Josh Welch and friend
Josh Welch and friend Twitter

A high school student in Silver Spring, Md., made a huge statement with his Culture Day costume. Some might just see 17-year-old Josh Welch as dressed in all black, but Welch was dressed as a thief.

“Dressed like a thief for culture day bc white people steal everyone else’s culture,” Welch tweeted.

With over 37,000 retweets, Welch’s costume caught a lot of people’s attention.

“Being a huge advocate for social justice, I was excited to come to school and participate in some grassroots activism,” Welch told BuzzFeed.

Seems as though some white people lack nuance but are never lacking when it comes to white tears.