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Amandla Stenberg of The Hunger Games on Appropriation of Black Culture

Amandla Stenberg played Rue in The Hunger Games. She posted a video called "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows" which went viral. I quote a few passages from The Hollywood Reporter on this:

"[In the 2010s], pop stars and icons adopted black culture as a way of being edgy and gaining attention," Stenberg says. "In 2013, Miley Cyrus twerks and uses black women as props, and then in 2014, in one of her videos called 'This Is How We Do,' Katy Perry uses Ebonics and hand gestures and eats watermelons while wearing cornrows before cutting inexplicably to a picture of Aretha Franklin. So as you can see, cultural appropriation was rampant."

The video features clips of Kesha and Kim Kardashian wearing cornrows and Madonna with a grill over her teeth. Footage from Taylor Swift's hip-hop influenced "Shake It Off" video is also shown.

"I've been seeing this question a lot on social media, and I think it's really relevant: 'What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?' " Stenberg says at the end of the video.

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!!! Goddamn I love this girl. Link to the video :

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