This is so to the point that adding anything is pointless – Dig this,
“I tried to ignore Miley’s antics for as long as I could. After all, her catchphrase said it all – she’s just bein Miley! But when she dropped her video for We Can’t Stop, a catchy, summer-fueled jam made popular by famous hip hop producer Mike WiLL (who’s worked with the likes of Kanye West and Lil Wayne), it became impossible to look the other way.
That’s because We Can’t Stop – not to mention Miley’s Twitter, persona, and overall attitude – is riddled with cultural appropriation. (If you haven’t seen it already, go get ready to vom on your keyboard by watching it here.)
The video features Miley writhing around in an (aptly enough) all-white getup, surrounding herself with black people, who are supposedly her friends and party guests. She’s wearing a gold grill. Black women twerk around her in the background as she grabs their asses and sticks her tongue out cheekily at the camera.
Basically, as VICE says, it shows her accessorizing with black people, using them as props to boost her authenticity as she tries a different sound in her music. AKA she literally said to her songwriters, “I want urban, I just want something that just feels Black.”
The message of the song is pretty simple, and matches the tone of most of Miley’s public image recently. She’s all grown now. She’s independent. Whatever, Disney Channel! She’ll do whatever she likes, because she DGAF.
Here’s why you should give a fuck, Miley. Because you grew up steeped in white privilege; with your father’s name, you’ve been wealthy your entire life. Because your simultaneous appropriation and stereotypying of black culture is harmful and oppressive. You can twerk and pretend to be “ratchet” but it only lasts for the three minutes and 34 seconds that you’re on screen, and then you can take it all off and live life as the privileged white girl that you are. Other people of color can’t do that. They have to deal with the awful stereotypes, the racism, the discrimination that comes attached to their non-whiteness.
A comment on the youtube page for “We Can’t Stop” really sums up why everything about this sucks: “I love how miley twerks. its not the casual black girl, big ass, twerk, but a white girl showing off her moves. loved it!” Great – so not only are we into the appropriation and exploitation of black culture for profit, but now we’re mocking and degrading that very culture when it’s authentically performed by black people, only to praise it when it’s performed by white people? Ugh.”
Yes it seems that Miss Miley is finally hearing about her Ratchetness from those who really know Ratchet.
Take a look at where this so called Twerkin originated and get it clear in your mind what Miley Wanted To Attempt; but of course we understand that her equipment won’t perform the task. it’s genetic and she should accept it.
Take a look at Miley and her so called Twerkin – this is sad
We see the problem scene as just another indicator of who she really is. The Old Worlds Nightmare as she claims. This is what we see when we look at her video
Sadly this is also along the same vein and represents the same type of fuckery. there is never a time for this type of crosscolors bs.
Picture this: you’re at an outdoor barbecue with all of your favorite white people and the subject of race as a factor in college admissions comes up, because you’ve been drinking in the sun for hours you’re too drunk to realize that this is a bad idea. So you’re talking, you and these white people, and they’re reflecting on how affirmative action is crap because it keeps more qualified students from their rightful place in competitive college admissions, which to you sounds a lot like dog whistle racism.
Well. New research shows that if it looks like a racist duck and walks like a racist duck, then it’s probably a racist duck.
Just as you might have guessed, adult white people don’t really care about meritocracy; what they care about is making sure that spots in top colleges are going to white kids, who they assume do better on tests than members of other racial and ethnic groups.
The thing is, though, that if we’re comparing raw numbers and not taking other socioeconomic factors into account, Asian students are kicking white students’ lily-colored asses. Once white adults were told that, a complete meritocracy would mean that the makeup of elite colleges would be even more Asian, they started whistling a different tune. Here’s a summary of what went down, from the journal Inside Higher Education,
The white adults in the survey were also divided into two groups. Half were simply asked to assign the importance they thought various criteria should have in the admissions system of the University of California. The other half received a different prompt, one that noted that Asian Americans make up more than twice as many undergraduates proportionally in the UC system as they do in the population of the state.
When informed of that fact, the white adults favor a reduced role for grade and test scores in admissions — apparently based on high achievement levels by Asian-American applicants. (Nationally, Asian average total scores on the three parts of the SAT best white average scores by 1,641 to 1,578 this year.)
Take it away, little friend:
Yep. Racist as hell. White adults only want to play on an even field if they’re for sure going to win, like the little white boy who wins at the end of every board game commercial. A belief in numbers-based “meritocracy” as the best gauge of worthiness for college students loses support when the primary beneficiaries of that system aren’t, uh, white.
University of Miami Assistant Professor Frank L. Sampson didn’t mince words in his paper on the findings. He writes,
While the principle of fairness may be a driving concern in people’s attitudes towards policies such as affirmative action, social welfare, and fair housing, the malleability of white respondents’ attitudes towards the importance of university admissions criteria in response to racial considerations indicates that public opinion about the importance of such criteria is anything but fair[…]
So there you go — a fun outdoor barbecue factbomb to drop the next time your favorite white people are going on about how affirmative action is bad because Obama solved racism. Actually, on second thought, you might want to save this one for a more sober environment.
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as you can see this bs goes on from generation to generation. What everyone needs to ask now is When Will It Finally End ? We’ll wrap up the conversation with words from JayZ -
“It’s too many people living in poverty and not working…For me to care if Miley Cyrus is somewhere in America Twerking… Don’t let these distractions leave you lost in the fog…When are we going to stop the tail from wagging the dog…Born Free”
Yes it is completely time to start talking about this never ending erosion of values and more’s. No one group of people has suffered more than Black People; but we seem to still be the ass end of everything. so Thank You Paula Deen and Miley Cyrus for freeing Black Folks Too - Enjoy a bit of Black Twitter
Last night Black Twitter killed a George Zimmerman trial juror’s book deal. But that’s not a surprise: The hive has become a swarm. It’s diffuse, powerful, and all around you.
PaulasBestDishes hashtag that was trending on Twitter. Damn, my stomach hurts.
- Some of My Best Friends Are Black Eyed Peas
- When White Folks Talk You Better Hush Puppies
- Jim Crocketts
- Is That Your Real Angel Hair Pasta?
- Kunta Kentucky Fried Chicken
- I Want My Country Back Ribs
- The South Shall Rice Again
- “Field-Negro greens with a light House-Negro vinaigrette”
- Rosa Pork, with a side of Okra Winfrey.
- Wade in the Watermelon
- We shall Over Crumb Cake
- Ku Klux Klan Chowder
- His eye is on the Spare Rib
- Cotton Gin & Tonic
- Don’t speak until spoken Tu-na Sandwich
- Nigs in a Blanket
- Beef “you speak so” Wellington
- Colored Greens
And my brother made up his own: Cream of Mushcoon Soup.
OMG!!! What the fuck? lmfao! Twitter went in on her ass.
This is what happens when Blackfolks begin to release their toxic steam; at the many painful indignations that We suffer daily.
Most of it is clearly harmless from our side; but remember we are responding to the most vile and vicious attacks still being aimed at us daily from the first attack; when Black folks were exported unwillingly from Africa to the Americas and European Colonies.; and forced to construct their own prisons and plantations.
We believe that this is why today the pain drifts out in humor. because if it wasn’t humor it just might be bloodshed.
America Stop Being So Damn Ratchet and Get This Shit Together, because like Sweet Brown Says – “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That“..