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From Miley to Macklemore: The Privilege Spectrum - Hip-Hop and Politics

From Miley to Macklemore: The Privilege Spectrum - Hip-Hop and Politics | Miley Cyrus | Scoop.it

In this context, the question of appropriation matters – power, privilege, stereotypes, and centuries of racism play through both the appropriation and the resulting responses.   To be clear, we are not against white folks embracing the art and culture that speaks truth to their hearts and souls, as hip-hop culture is still our first love, rather we are advocating for acknowledgement, accountability, and action. We are calling for examination of how stereotypes and blackness within the white imagination are often present within these moments of appropriation.

On the privilege spectrum, we find ourselves appreciating Macklemore at a certain level, who is beginning, by at least acknowledging, in his lyrics, that white privilege is one of the reasons he is successful. Honest and courageous.  In a recent interview, he noted,  “I do think we have benefited from being white and the media grabbing on to something. A song like ‘Thrift Shop‘ was safe enough for the kids….  the fact that I’m a white guy, parents feel safe.’”

His rhetorical and lyrical stance doesn’t mean he isn’t cashing in on his privileges. 


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What Happened to Miley Cyrus?! Her Biggest Controversies and Scandals

What Happened to Miley Cyrus?! Her Biggest Controversies and Scandals | Miley Cyrus | Scoop.it
In case you've been living under a rock for the past two days, Miley Cyrus shocked the world Sund...
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On Miley Cyrus, Ratchet Culture and Accessorizing With Black People

A lesson from Miley Cyrus's new video: If you want to look "cool" and "edgy" and "tough," just steal the styles and dance moves of black people.

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Eric Drown's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:58 PM

I thihk this article brings together elements of culture in Miley's video that we've been talking about but haven't put together.

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7 Things We Learned From Miley Cyrus' 'W' Interview

7 Things We Learned From Miley Cyrus' 'W' Interview | Miley Cyrus | Scoop.it
'I just love getting stoned; I just want it to be back to where it's, like, organic, good weed,' she said
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Gives the reader a broad view of Mileys ideas

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