MIRROR, MIRROR: WHEN STYLE IS ‘GHETTO’ ON BLACK WOMEN, ‘CHIC’ ON WHITES

People feel that they can come to our communities, pillage our culture, use pieces of our culture, then pass it off as one of their own without any acknowledgement whatsoever. Ah! The genius of white supremacy!

Stephanie B.

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Appropriation of Black culture? Check.

Disregard for the history of said cultural appropriation?

Check.

Blatant disrespect and failure to acknowledge the origins of said cultural history and contemptuous treatment of the Black people who created it in the first place?

Check.

The following article addresses this dismissive contempt for all things black, when on Black people, but those things in turn become great and astounding, when connected to White people.

Sigh.

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Mirror, Mirror: When style is ‘ghetto’ on black women, ‘chic’ on whites

Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.
Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.

Posted: October 02, 2014

Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called “slicked-down tendrils”…

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