Fair enough, I'm a white girl applying to study it at university... But I'm more interested in the anthropology of my own country (england) rather than the weird imperialist bullshit I read about in most of the books I've read! I agree with you entirely really and hopefully if I do indeed get into my choice university (Oxford) i'd like to try and change the way things are done!
Yeah, i know a couple of anthropologists. I am not against it on principle. But its history of racism, silencing, exotification, de-politicized and predatory past makes it a bit off a squeamish field. But all disciplines have this background, so… And I am not an expert on this.