First, Academy Award-winning rapper (for this lovely diddy) Juicy J tweets out that he’s giving a $50,000 scholarship to “the best chick who can twerk.” Then he gives the scholarship to a very deserving lady, Zaire Holmes, a 19-year old mother and full-time student, whose submission video was twerk-free.
According to the rules/fine print, you didn’t need to “twerk” to win. And that’s fine. But then, the rapper said he “didn’t want to waste it on some chick just shaking her ass.” So now you’re shaming ladies for dancing when you asked them to dance? In a society that already throws an immense amount of critique at women of color the “Hard Out Here for a Pimp” rapper decides to drop some respectability politics on everyone’s lap.
Irony: It’s not just for Republicans yelling about discrimination anymore.
On today’s show #TeamBlackness also discusses the cost of being a celebrity, the disparity of wealth by NYC subway stop, and the overall evilness of humanity.
The Morning Crew discusses a Colorado Republican filing a bill over a fake news story (32:19), a potential Wisconsin GOP would give a father-in-law the ability to stop his daughter-in-law’s abortion (37:10), a discussion of the definition of rape through the lens of the law (45:09), and a Kanye West story sparks a discussion about how to respond to overt racism (51:13).
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