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Despite probable good intentions, the article jarred, mainly because Vogue lauding big bums is quite like Peta People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals penning a love song to the fur gilet.
So the attributes that black women have so long been shamed for have finally been given the Anna Wintour seal of approval due to a new Aryan aesthetic? It is almost too much to bear.
The New York Times then jumped on board the bum bandwagon with a feature on Jen Selter, a white Instagram star credited for pioneering what black women have always had. It was an in-joke; funny, because in a world where white is right, that was most definitely the wrong answer.
Yet now, brands puff behind us as they desperately try to catch up, tippex in hand, ready to white up things that have always existed among the minorities they have continually chosen to ignore. So common is the process, it has its own term and Twitter hashtag: Columbising — when, like Christopher Columbus, white people think they have discovered something that was already in existence.
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There are others parts of black culture now deemed good enough to gain a level of mass respectability after getting a belated thumbs up from white society. And who can forget a few years back when the bright, gaudy, rhinestoned nail des popular with minorities made the jump from chavvy to chic as soon as the masses cottoned on?
Take, for example, the Twitter trend ThingsBlackGirlsHaveRuined, which saw the values of Michael Kors watches, Timberland White girl black booty, Louboutin heels and most bafflingly, red velvet cake plummet simply for being popular among an undesirable demographic. Similar snobbery led to Jay-Z boycotting Cristala brand of champagne rappers such as himself had helped bring into public consciousness, after unsavoury comments from its managing director hinted at a less than enthusiastic view of hip hop.
Class and skin are closely intertwined; for what makes a white girl with a chin piercing, brightly dyed hair and arm tattoo alternative and a black woman with the same modifications ghetto, bar the colour of her skin?
Elements of black culture do not become new, trendy or in any way more worthy when mainstream media finally follows suit. Still, I patiently await the day that a white celebrity It girl names her baby daughter Shaniqua and the world watches the connotations of the much-derided name melt away, as a mass of middle-class expecting parents hurriedly do the same. Opinion Race.
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