Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

28 Aug

http://groupthink.jezebel.com/solidarity-is-for-miley-cyrus-1203666732

Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was able to instantly zero in on whyIntersectional Feminism is so necessary if the feminist movement is to progress.

Jezebel’s piece on the performance chose to focus on the slut shaming that has been thrown Miley’s way in the wake of the performance. All fine and good. Slut shaming is bad, don’t do it. On that we can all agree. What it didn’t acknowledge was the incredibly racist nature of that performance. So I brought it up.

When Your (Brown) Body is a (White) Wonderland

http://tressiemc.com/2013/08/27/when-your-brown-body-is-a-white-wonderland/

 

Porn Performers Agree: The Porn Industry Is Racist

The “value” of white women’s bodies versus Black women’s bodies in the porn industry.

http://jezebel.com/5993788/porn-performers-agree-the-porn-industry-is-racist

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