What does RCTA stand for?

Race change to another

On TikTok, RCTA stands for “race change to another.” It’s often seen as a hashtag on videos where TikTokers express their wish to associate themselves with a different race. For instance, a person of European descent might make an RCTA video expressing their desire to adopt aspects of Japanese culture.

This could involve small changes, like adopting a Japanese-inspired fashion style, or larger shifts, such as undergoing cosmetic surgery. However, it’s important to note that these videos can spark controversy. People who are actually part of the cultures being “adopted” may find these videos offensive or ignorant due to the shallowness of the understanding of the culture.

Consequently, it’s not uncommon to see other TikTokers criticize RCTA videos as being out of touch or even disrespectful. So, when you come across a video with the RCTA tag, it’s always a good idea to approach it with an open mind and a respect for the complexities of cultural identity.

Example for using ‘RCTA’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen those RCTA videos on TikTok?

Yeah, I have. It’s when people want to transition to another race, right?

Exactly! Like when someone who’s white wants to become Korean, they make an RCTA video.

Oh, I get it. But some people find those videos offensive, right?