Cultural Theft Or Appreciation? 10 White Celebrities Who Embrace Black Culture

October 28, 2014  |  


You might not know his name, but more than likely surfed social media to watch videos of the viral phenomenon know as the “Harlem Shake.” In case you were confused, it wasn’t the original dance that came from Harlem, New York. DJ Baauer released the electronic song “Harlem Shake” in May 2012 that grew like wild fire over time. This, however,did not sit well with many folks in the Black community, including MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry who considered the reboot a misappropriation of Black culture.

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