Are we really having dialog about the cultural appropriation of twerking?

I wish the media would cover the changes to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action the way they covered Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance.

What a waste of real estate in cyber space.  I wrote this in response to a friend posting the third article in this list on my timeline: “I see where he’s coming from in this article, but honestly I give zero damns about white people and the cultural appropriation of twerking. White people can have that. I’m just mad that Miley has insulted blacks and gays alike by taking a form of dance we reserved for “our” cultural institutions and exposing it to the world in an embarrassing ass way. She’s too young to know that 13 years ago a group called The Ying Yang Twins made a song called “Whistle While You Twurk,” that’s all. However, as far as keeping ownership of twerking, that’s an embarrassing cultural landmark, not to mention that teenagers making twerk team videos for YouTube took away the “sanctity” of twerking years ago, if we must call it that. I care about cultural appropriation of the music of our ancestors, but I refuse to insult women who fought for the right to vote by crying over twerking.”

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