Because I “can ” relate to this well-written /well-expressed and carefully thought out post I’ve decided to re-blog this. Please be aware this a is HIGHLY charged topic. But with good dialogue & earnest desire to iron this racial matter out in our country; it can be discussed with respect and attempt to understand where her viewpoint is coming from. Herstory, her experience…And many Black women, including myself , have been victim to this unwarranted & unwanted type of behavior…Which is , by the way, considered sexual harrassment. ..Sincerely, Bernadette(Berna)


This may meander.

Miley Cyrus made news this week with a carnival-like stage performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that included life-size teddy bears, flesh-colored underwear, and plenty of quivering brown buttocks. Almost immediately after the performance many black women challenged Cyrus’ appropriation of black dance (“twerking”). Many white feminists defended Cyrus’ right to be a sexual woman without being slut-shamed. Yet many others wondered why Cyrus’ sad attempt at twerking was news when the U.S. is planning military action in Syria.

I immediately thought of a summer I spent at UNC Chapel Hill. My partner at the time fancied himself a revolutionary born too late for all the good protests. At a Franklin Street pub one night we were the only black couple at a happy hour. It is one of those college places where concoctions of the bar’s finest bottom shelf liquor is served in huge fishbowls…

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