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A Short Compilation of Appropriation: Harlem Shake Included

Do the Harlem Shake has finally gotten to black people who now also "do the Harlem Shake" by not actually doing the damn "Harlem Shake" at all.Paul Mooney famously once said, "Everybody wants be a nigga but nobody wants to be a nigga," which is about the most true statement in the history of African American culture. People LOVE black culture, but hate the folks who make it. If only there was a way to enjoy all this good black stuff without the pesky black people. And hence, appropriation was born. But it's not always Pat Boone taking the funk out of Motown or Elvis making "hip thrusts" white people friendly. Today, appropriation is more of a comedy art form practiced by hip hop loving white people who want the thrill of saying the "N-word" but not that pesky backlash afterwards. 

Here is a brief compliation of white appropriations in black culture (particularly hip hop and "ratchetness"), and what these appropriations mean.

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Some GOPers Will Be No Shows For President's Job Speech Tonight, Possibly Because They're Jerks

President Barack Obama talks with Governor Rick Perry to express his concern for citizens of Texas impacted by the unprecedented fires, during a phone call in the Oval Office, Sept. 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)With the Obama Presidency (and the constant disrespect this President gets for having the nerve to be president), sometimes it's hard to tell if Republicans are being dicks because the president is a black guy or because the president is a Democrat.

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The Southern Experience: I Didn't Know Slave Reinactors Did Political Hodowns? (WTF)

Um ... is this Colonial Williamsburg or something? No? It's a party thrown by the National Federation of Republican Women in South Carolina, you say? It featured people dressed up like both Confederates AND slaves? Well, spank me on the ass and call me Scarlett O'Hara, what in the great land o' cotton is this!

More after the jump.

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