The August 2015 issue of Ebony Magazine

If you haven’t seen it check out the August 2015 issue of Ebony Magazine which is available at newsstands right now.

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The cover, America Loves Black People Culture speaks volumes about America’s love and appropriation of black culture yet rejects black people. Like when Amandla Stenberg commented about Kylie Jenner rocking cornrows on Instagram yet failing to use her privilege to bring attention to police brutality and racism.

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I caught wind of the social media “beef” between Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg and celebutante Kylie Jenner earlier this week. When the latter shot back “Go hang out with Jaden” in response to Stenberg’s criticism of her latest sampling from the deep well of Black girl steez, I thought to myself, “Ooh, I hope he replies.” And then I felt guilty for 1) even knowing that both girls had been linked to the Pinkett-Smith child socially and 2) wanting a teen battle of words to escalate. Nonetheless, I do know too much about all these crazy kids, I think Jaden is hilarious, and I’m still waiting for that clap back.

Alas, there has been some immediate lashing out against Stenberg for her comments under an Instagram picture of Jenner rocking cornrows, which was predicable. The remark (“when u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter”) nodded to a hashtag from a few days ago that was hijacked by Black Twitter and satirized White female privilege and notions of superiority over Black women and girls.

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