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(Jezebel)   Finally, Jezebel weighs in on Miley's blatant racism   (groupthink.jezebel.com) divider line 54
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2013-08-27 09:26:58 AM  
18 votes:
i40.tinypic.com
2013-08-27 09:59:20 AM  
8 votes:

gilgigamesh: How dare you objectify a proud black woman who is apparently stuck in the body of a nerdy white guy I guess.


he's transracial.  a cisraced individual like you could never understand.
2013-08-27 11:24:49 AM  
4 votes:
It's racist for black people to dress any way other than in a loin cloth and bone through their nose.

Why do they have to steal the white mans look of wearing pants and a shirt?
2013-08-27 09:57:52 AM  
4 votes:
So if a black guy gets drunk on St. Patrick's Day does that make him a racist?
2013-08-27 09:22:10 AM  
4 votes:
Ok, I'm certainly aware of the "minstrel show" dynamic and the caricature of white performers aping (npi) black culture. They are real issues, to an extent, but come on. I don't think you can call her intentions "racist", or that she intended to objectify her back up dancers, at least any more than she objectified herself.

Also, that article read like a sociology 101 textbook that exploded.
2013-08-27 09:46:45 AM  
3 votes:
Dafuq?

www.lolbrary.com

Dafuq
2013-08-27 09:37:48 AM  
3 votes:

tinderfitles: Then the author goes on to say some such about cultural imperialism and saying that you can't dance black if you arn't black because its like wearing a headdress of feathers if you arn't indian.


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2013-08-27 09:35:00 AM  
3 votes:
i40.tinypic.com

I think I speak for everyone with this.
2013-08-27 03:23:51 PM  
2 votes:
Oh MY GOD BECKY!
2013-08-27 12:46:51 PM  
2 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Hehe, look at all the white guys in here insisting that there's nothing to see, move along now.


We know all about stealing from the black man, and holding him down, so we know for sure when it isn't happening.
2013-08-27 12:36:08 PM  
2 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: Giltric: It's racist for black people to dress any way other than in a loin cloth and bone through their nose.

Why do they have to steal the white mans look of wearing pants and a shirt?

Hey, we can talk about the fashion industry and racism if you want.  Look!  Black people as props!

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Man, I just HAD to.
2013-08-27 12:06:14 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-08-27 11:03:02 AM  
2 votes:
I'll just leave this here again:

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/Shamelessly stolen from here.
2013-08-27 10:54:44 AM  
2 votes:
We're greenlighting random internet comments now?

Wait until Reddit finds out about this.
2013-08-27 10:02:10 AM  
2 votes:

James!: Maybe I'm getting old, but every goddamn thing doesn't have to be forced through the play-do fun factory of social justice.  It was a stupid performance by a stupid kid who embarrassed herself in front of millions.  There's no need to manufacture personal outrage like Miley goddamn Cyrus victimized you.


Forget it, James, it's the Internet.

Everyone must talk about everything all the time.

//also, you're getting old.
2013-08-27 10:00:53 AM  
2 votes:
2013-08-27 10:00:07 AM  
2 votes:
Only Jezebel can make you want to take Miley's side in this sh*t show.
2013-08-27 09:53:59 AM  
2 votes:

DeepDownHounds: Man, talk about GRASPING AT STRAWS. That's some paranoid shiat. Was this woman on acid when she saw the VMA's? Because she is reading things into it that simply weren't there.

/Proud BLACK Woman


*clicks profile*

dafuq?
2013-08-27 09:50:28 AM  
2 votes:
The piece does bring up a lot of good points, but I'm leaning more toward Miley just being utterly clueless about the larger world.

That said, she didn't put this together by herself, there is a massive production team behind it. They should probably know better, but simulated interracial anal rimming really hits all the right demos. The kids just love it.

Also, I'm sure those dancers liked the pay for a really easy job. Sociology is for the well-to-do.
2013-08-27 09:43:54 AM  
2 votes:
That's it, I'm celebrating white culture with a bigass luau which will include barbeque, curries, and a dim sum bar.

White culture: we will subjugate your people all in the name of decent take away food.
2013-08-27 09:42:19 AM  
2 votes:

gfid: tinderfitles: Then the author goes on to say some such about cultural imperialism and saying that you can't dance black if you arn't black because its like wearing a headdress of feathers if you arn't indian.

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Cher's 'Half-Breed' is one of those "did that really happen" moments.  I'm not even criticizing it from a historical/that's so racist/redskins type of angle.  It's simply ridiculous and terrible.  It's like Xanadu crossed with the Pocahantas.

I blame cocaine.
2013-08-27 09:15:50 AM  
2 votes:
Well, I'm glad we finally got around to talking about how racist it was.  That means the whole mess is a few minutes away from being forgotten.
2013-08-27 09:05:39 AM  
2 votes:
Thank goodness there's someone on the internet who isn't afraid to discriminate against people based on race. I mean, if Miley was black, there's no story here, right?
2013-08-27 07:58:38 PM  
1 votes:
Oh racism, is there nothing you can't co-opt into your crazed collective of cerebrally challenged clones? From Jar Jar Binks to Miley Montana's moonshine-fueled bridge burning, your mesmerizing ability to infuse yourself into the most banal of spectacles stands as an immovable monument to your endless defiance of rational thought, reason, and logic.

Let fly your standard of idiocy and irrationality! Sound the trump and loose the bow strings! There be racist wolves in twerking Disney princess' and CGI rabbit's clothing that needs be defeated in the name of liberty, justice, and freedom for all mankind...
2013-08-27 04:15:50 PM  
1 votes:
RZT's Leftoverism Stew

This recipe provides delightful new life for leftovers from
the infrastructure of legimate social justice movements created
by great chefs that went before you.
1) Start with leftover organizations and fervor from a legitimate
social movement.  The recipe works best with sexism and racism,
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thinking people agreed with at the time.
2) Start reheating leftovers in a large university town.
3) While simmmering, use liberal amounts of guilt to get univesity
administrators to create "Department of ____ Studies" (works best
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condemn the old terms so that the recipe seems innovative and modern.

Enjoy a lifetime of high-paying and respected professorships!
2013-08-27 03:24:06 PM  
1 votes:
It's good to be a part of something, ninjacate.

And you are part of the problem.
2013-08-27 03:22:02 PM  
1 votes:
This writer will next write a 10,000 word diatribe on how Tyler the Creator taking on the skateboarder persona is a classic house Negro move and how it demeans his anceators who did not have wheel-enables boards in which to skate. And something about Reginald Denny.
2013-08-27 02:19:35 PM  
1 votes:
I'll save many, many words: black women hate that white women are taking all the available black men.
2013-08-27 02:06:21 PM  
1 votes:

Super_pope: What's she going to do, counterbalance it with Booker T. Washington and Fredrick Douglas impersonators giving a rousing speech, then close with by thanking George Washington Carver for peanut butter before wrestling some biatches in a vat of it? Its a (really grotesque) three minute performance, and she's not THAT stupid.


I would watch this. And masturbate.
2013-08-27 01:53:00 PM  
1 votes:
Her performance would have been more entertaining had she started smearing black face all over herself and then deep throated an oversized chocolate cruller.
2013-08-27 01:28:52 PM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: Feminism mentioned twice in the first two sentences. Stopped reading there.


Ha, that's nothing. You mentioned feminism once in your first sentence, so I stopped reading there.

I win.
2013-08-27 01:11:58 PM  
1 votes:
A white guy invented basketball, I say it's about time we took it back...for America!
2013-08-27 12:33:38 PM  
1 votes:
Hehe, look at all the white guys in here insisting that there's nothing to see, move along now.
2013-08-27 12:15:28 PM  
1 votes:
The two things I got from that article:

1: Miley was acting black at the VMAs, and that's bad.
2: It's racist to imply that the behaviors Miley engaged in were culturally "black".

Sooooo...the author is calling herself a racist.  Got it.
mhd
2013-08-27 11:56:39 AM  
1 votes:

Strik3r: I thought Cher was a "half-breed" Cheroke? Can you be racist about yourself?


IIRC, Cherokee never wore elaborate headdresses. So she's probably doubleplusracist.
2013-08-27 11:41:53 AM  
1 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: Hey, we can talk about the fashion industry and racism if you want.  Look!  Black people as props!


Is this one of those optical illusion things, where if I look long enough I'll see someone other than the girl in the picture?  If so, I'm up for the challenge.
2013-08-27 11:25:19 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Wow, all Miley all the time. I suddenly miss when fark was obsessed with Ben Affleck as Batman.


We were jolly green giants walking the earth then.
2013-08-27 11:16:18 AM  
1 votes:

The Muthaship: A doctoral dissertation could (and will) be written on the racial, class, and gender dynamics of Cyrus's shtick.

There are no words.


I'm just hoping its funded by us tax payers so I can feel like I'm contributing
2013-08-27 10:45:21 AM  
1 votes:

JAGChem82: gilgigamesh: The All-Powerful Atheismo: gilgigamesh: MilesTeg: So if a black guy gets drunk on St. Patrick's Day does that make him a racist?

FWIW I have had more than one angry white guy challenge me for being at a St Patricks Day parade.

/black guy

you should have challenged them for not being Irish.
/nobody at St. Patty's Day is actually Irish

My pat response is, "my mom's maiden name was (Irish surname). How about you?".

Usually shuts them up.

Haha, I will say as a black guy, SPD is the one of the few instances where we try and get in touch with our "white" roots. Now that I'm in GA, I've been meaning to go down to Savannah on that day to see what the fuss is all about.


Black people appropriating white culture? LOL, we don't care, party on dude.

waitaminute, the Irish count as white?

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2013-08-27 10:40:41 AM  
1 votes:

Teiritzamna: God Is My Co-Pirate: There's something gross about pretty, rich, white girls playing dress up as black women because they think it's "edgy" - see also Katy Perry's ridiculous mouth grill.

I think the problem here is the constant American conflation of race and class.  I have seen white people sporting grills, twerking, and whetever else, not because they were appropriating black culture, but because they grew up and lived in the same neighborhoods.  Its not that it is outrageous that a white girl is actin' black, a concept that is rather racist in and of itself (as a black person, am i supposed to act a certain way?  why?  who gets to determien what i get to act like). It should, however, be outrageous to see rich (often multigenerational rich) folks wear the emblems of the poor as if it was a humorous or titilating costume:

"I am dressing so ghetto!  Its hilarious!"

The conflation is doubly annoying because 1) it makes it really difficult to address actual class issues in america without the discussion becoming a race focused shiatshow and 2) it is far more racist to assume that poor = black than for a white girl to shake her (non-existent) ass.


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Don't forget about Gwen...
2013-08-27 10:39:42 AM  
1 votes:
A conundrum: I don't want to give their site page clicks, but I want to make fun of the stuff they write.
2013-08-27 10:11:13 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-08-27 10:06:38 AM  
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: Ok, I'm certainly aware of the "minstrel show" dynamic and the caricature of white performers aping (npi) black culture. They are real issues, to an extent, but come on. I don't think you can call her intentions "racist", or that she intended to objectify her back up dancers, at least any more than she objectified herself.

Also, that article read like a sociology 101 textbook that exploded.


The only bit I truly 100% agree with is with Miley smacking the ass of her black back-up dancer. It's extremely disrespectful to the dancer and I can easily see how people can call that racist.

Miley's only true intentions are "attention whoring for ad money", her publicists are over the moon right now with all the attention she's getting. They only way to stop this type of behavior is to vote with our attention and wallets. Ignore her and don't buy any of her products.
2013-08-27 09:58:44 AM  
1 votes:

Shadowknight: Bill Cosby. You must have missed the meeting. But come on, give it to the Cos. He earned it.


So THAT'S why i love sweaters and puddin'!
2013-08-27 09:57:25 AM  
1 votes:

Teiritzamna: (as a black person, am i supposed to act a certain way?  why?  who gets to determine what i get to act like)


Bill Cosby.  You must have missed the meeting.  But come on, give it to the Cos.  He earned it.
2013-08-27 09:54:29 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: anal rimming


We can at least thank Miley that she has forced the 24 hour news cycle to talk endlessly about rimjobs.
2013-08-27 09:46:27 AM  
1 votes:
If Chris Brown had stormed the stage and punched her, the performance would have been racist. Otherwise, it was just tardish.
2013-08-27 09:39:26 AM  
1 votes:
FFS.

that is all.
2013-08-27 09:38:26 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe I'm getting old, but every goddamn thing doesn't have to be forced through the play-do fun factory of social justice.  It was a stupid performance by a stupid kid who embarrassed herself in front of millions.  There's no need to manufacture personal outrage like Miley goddamn Cyrus victimized you.
2013-08-27 09:32:50 AM  
1 votes:
I don't think you can call it racist when dumb white kids like her approximate their idea of a certain subset of a culture in which most of the members are black because she thinks it makes her look more authentic.

It's not any more racist than if Chinese kids start wearing terrible mullets and warbling like a dead cat because they think it makes them sound more American.
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It's just lame, it's not racist.   She's a dumb kid trying to be dangerous, not realizing that there is little danger in being a caricature.
2013-08-27 09:25:47 AM  
1 votes:

styckx: I'm not reading any of that.. Cliff notes?


Essentially the articles main point is that by "twirking" Miley essentially stole black female sexuality or something.

The problem is that they completely sidestepped the other glaring teddy bear in the room, and that is the commodification of black female sexuality in Miley's performance. But it's not a thing that white women deal with, so it didn't warrant inclusion or discussion by the white-led mainstream feminist media.

The author also has a problem with the use of backup dancers as she goes onto state:
From her insistence on twerking, to her use of all black women asliteral props(they were teddy bears) to her smacking of her dancer's ass and the simulation of rimming, it is very clear to me, that Miley thinks that black women's bodies are to be enjoyed, devalued and put on display for entertainment purposes.

Then the author goes on to say some such about cultural imperialism and saying that you can't dance black if you arn't black because its like wearing a headdress of feathers if you arn't indian. The page wraps up with complaints that Miley's dancing is tied to Trayvon Martin's death because the VMAs are imperialist.
2013-08-27 09:24:52 AM  
1 votes:
WTF is that woman talking about?

I didn't see Miley's performance but quite frankly I think some black people will see racism in anything anyone does.

If a white firefighter saved this whole woman's family from a burning house she would probably scream racism.
2013-08-27 09:13:12 AM  
1 votes:
I've come to realize that foam fingers are, in fact, quite erotic.
2013-08-27 09:07:55 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, all Miley all the time. I suddenly miss when fark was obsessed with Ben Affleck as Batman.
 
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