The Co-Opt

2015 is upon us and though the year is new the racism isn’t. With all the twitter commotion over  Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks, I decided to weigh in on the issue. Enjoy!

In the face of white privilege to say we as Black people have encountered numerous injustices is a gross understatement. The nature of white America is to syphon off anything that is deemed popular or is a staple of Black culture and demonizes it. Once the denigration is set in place the next step is to co-opt it and monetize it. Black skin and Black features are simultaneously vilified and praised and which vein it’s viewed in is largely incumbent on who is talking about it and who benefits from it. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @ BLACKYOUTHPROJECT

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