Order by newest oldest recommendations. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Class and skin are closely intertwined; for what makes a white girl with a chin piercing, brightly dyed hair and arm tattoo alternative and a black woman with the same modifications ghetto, bar the colour of her skin? It is almost too much to bear. The New York Times then jumped on board the bum bandwagon with a feature on Jen Selter, a white Instagram star credited for pioneering what black women have always had. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. It was an in-joke; funny, because in a world where white is right, that was most definitely the wrong answer.
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So common is the process, it has its own term and Twitter hashtag: Columbising — when, like Christopher Columbus, white people think they have discovered something that was already in existence. And who can forget a few years back when the bright, gaudy, rhinestoned nail designs popular with minorities made the jump from chavvy to chic as soon as the masses cottoned on? It was an in-joke; funny, because in a world where white is right, that was most definitely the wrong answer. Elements of black culture do not become new, trendy or in any way more worthy when mainstream media finally follows suit. Yet now, brands puff behind us as they desperately try to catch up, tippex in hand, ready to white up things that have always existed among the minorities they have continually chosen to ignore. Despite probable good intentions, the article jarred, mainly because Vogue lauding big bums is quite like Peta People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals penning a love song to the fur gilet. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.