Ariana Grande and the Art of Faux-Blackness

Minority talent thrives in white packaging. Welcome to America.

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Ariana Grande in the “7 Rings” video (Photo: Republic Records)

Where would cultural appropriation be without the racism and white privilege that are built into the American dream?

Majority rules

One of the great ironies of my life is that the very features that earned me ridicule as a kid — my dark skin, my full lips — are the ones that some whites now want as their own. They’re now considered signs of white beauty!

In defense of Ariana

Black-ish for life … or for a day

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

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