(Editors Note – Wednesday October 7, 2015)
Article originally published on Jun 3, 2010 by Rylan Branch
Ah, suki suki now!
This controversial post went up five years ago in June of 2010 and it was the most viewed post of the year and now in October of 2015, hot of the presses from NY Times “Magazine”, we have the following quote from Nicki Minaj as her answer to the on going “big picture” culture question, as stated in the title of this post, again, five years later.
Addressing Cyrus, she told me: ‘‘The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls. You’re in videos with black men, and you’re bringing out black women on your stages, but you don’t want to know how black women feel about something that’s so important? Come on, you can’t want the good without the bad. If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn’t not want to know that.’’
By VANESSA GRIGORIADIS OCT. 7, 2015
Read The Full Article Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/magazine/the-passion-of-nicki-minaj.html?_r=0
Some stuff just has to be worked out by the women folks on their own and among themselves, according to the natural way that they get twerked out, so we will just keep the floor open from a fair and balanced position here at Mighty Mighty PimpHop.com as an ideal place for your valuable pop culture contributions!
On with the show!
Lets lighten up the mood some as I usually wait until the end of the month to get philosophical.
This is a subject that has always fascinated me since the inception of this online magazine, and its a subject that should draw a few clicks as well, so lets look at what we are seeing.
First things first, is it racist to write such a title?
Actually it could be considered as such, yet what you may find fascinating is that American and Westernized culture in general is racist as a whole because any time a term of ethnicity is used to describe any human being, the classification itself is racism and the person using the term is racist by perception.
What may help to see us all through the fog, is to look at the points in which everyone connects and exchanges with each other as a melting pot of sorts, so with that out of the way, lets get to the subject matter.
As strange as it may sound, I encourage any and all to act in whichever way makes them happy and gets them the results that they seek so long as it does not cause harm to others or their own self in the process.
When it comes to white girls acting black, I believe it is something in the air which leads to the trend increasing in popularity as if it is slowly becoming the new normal, and with the way that the global economy and job market is, as a Black or African American male playing the part of myself with a few stereotypes thrown in for effects, I would be lying if I said that I did not feel like being myself as a style of being for others to emulate was not a great feeling and source of job security and since I always tell the truth, even when I lie,
I agree with The President when he said that CHANGE was due in America.
In closing and for the record, to ensure that we are not being exploitative about things, I would simply advise any and all who feel it best suited to act in manners usually associated with African Americans, that you select from the appropriate type of African Americans to emulate, such as Barack Obama, who’s mother could have easily passed for any of the women above in her younger years, because while acting black may be a preferable approach for some, acting ghetto is another story all together and not the best idea in my humble opinion, unless you also wish to experience ghetto results, which most African Americans with a certain degree of sense would advise against if they were to keep it true with you.
To each his/her own, and as for me, I am just talking noise, so with that said, the question remains.
White Girls That Act Black – What Is Your Opinion?