british: american people are so annoying
    chinese: american people are so annoying
    mexicans: american people are so annoying
    french: american people are so annoying
    americans: we are so annoying
    canadians: I fucking love maple syrup
    australians: we can do your accent but none of you assholes can do ours AHAHAHAHA
    emma watson: gets casted as the female lead in one of history's biggest movie franchises
    emma watson: spends the next decade slaying as hermione granger
    emma watson: manages to flim 8 movies as a teenager AND get amazing grades
    emma watson: gets accepted to Brown, an IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITY
    emma watson: overcomes the struggle of leaving home to go to college overseas
    emma watson: completes her degree despite always having to deal with the fact that she's a huge celebrity among regular college students
    emma watson: delivers an empowering, wonderfully thoughtful, honest speech about gender equality
    emma watson: is intelligent, down-to-earth, kind and sweet
    emma watson: is also ridiculously hot
    emma watson: is perfect human
    crusty men living in their parents basements: shit
    crusty men living in their parents basements: i feel so threatened rn
    crusty men living in their parents basements: let's leak her nudes


By large portions of white people on Tumblr, defending your cultural identity and not allowing them to define you is seen as a racist act. But stealing land, cultural and religious items, spouting stereotypes and insulting minorities that raise their voice in resistance to it isn’t?



after seeing a commercial about a tortilla pan, something i thought i would never witness in my entire life, we need to talk

y’all really need to stop with the fuckery y’all be committing on ethnic foods

now don’t get it twisted, nobody is saying that you can’t eat foods from non-white…


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So there is this new dance reality television show on Lifetime. Unlike Dance Moms this show is focused on a Hip Hop majorette competition team in the southern region (Jackson Mississippi) of the U.S.. The Dancing dolls headed by their Coach Dianna Williams (aka “Miss D”) ages 7 to 17, are…


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.

- Amy LaCount, “Jay-Z And Azealia Banks Call Out Miley Cyrus On Cultural Appropriation; She Doesn’t Get It”. BUST Magazine  (via navigatethestream)