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We’re Pretty Dang Sure That When It Comes To Black Culture Kendall Jenner Does Not Care If You Think She’s Stealing It

It’s nothing new that the Kardashian’s love to appropriate Black culture.

From hairstyles to fashion choices, white women have always benefited from ripping off black culture and while they keep getting called out — maybe even canceled — it still doesn’t stop anyone who isn’t non-black to keep on appropriating. From Kary Perry rocking her “baby hairs” dubbing it a “new trend,” to Kylie Jenner wearing her hair in dreadlocks then in cornrows, to Miley Cyrus also wearing dreadlocks, and to magazine’s giving white women afro tutorials, the list of misses are endless. 

And the Kardashian-Jenner clan is no stranger to being called out for cultural appropriation. Every other week or month or so, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters make headlines for yet again another case of cultural appropriation. The latest? Kendall Jenner was spotted wearing cornrow braids (again) and people weren’t happy about it.

According to PEOPLE magazine, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and model was photographed wearing cornrow braids on August 23 in Los Angeles.

“She was also seen wearing the style, traditionally tied to black culture, in several Instagram Stories that next day, shared both to her page and sister Kylie Jenner’s page,” reports PEOPLE.

This isn’t the first time Kendall Jenner has made headlines when it comes to making problematic and questionable choices. Remember that Pepsi commercial? 

People on social media have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts about Jenner wearing braids. 

A Twitter user said she was exhausted of white people, women specifically, constantly appropriating black culture and wearing hairstyles “that we are always ridiculed/chastised for having and just doing it because they want to ‘look different’ or ‘stand out.'” User @tinaallamm went on to say that black women wear these types of hairstyles to “PROTECT our natural hair from damages” meanwhile white women simply wear them to look cool and aren’t scrutinized in the same ways. 

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Another Twitter user said the Kardashian family just “loves to use black culture to their benefit it’s disgusting.” 

The Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s family has constantly been criticized for thriving off of black culture and rarely giving credit where credit is due. 

PEOPLE reached out to Jenner’s rep but they did not immediately respond to the publication’s request for comment. As aforementioned, this also isn’t the first time the Kardashian-Jenner sisters have faced backlash after wearing cornrows or other protective hairstyles for black women. 

Last year, Kim Kardashian West was under fire for wearing cornrow braids, referred by the Kardashian-West sister as “boxer braids,” at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.

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However, this wasn’t the first or the last time she would be caught rocking cornrow braids. She then dyed her hair/braids blonde and posted numerous Instagram Stories flaunting the hairstyle even amid the social media backlash. First, she made it clear she didn’t care about the negative feedback but as always, Kim caved and somewhat apologized. 

I’ve definitely had my fair share of backlash when I’ve worn braids,” the KUWTK star said at BeautyCon in Los Angeles last year. “I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel around the world and see so many different cultures that have so many different beauty trends.” 

Kim Kardashian-West has also recently been criticized for her decision to trademark and name her new line of shapewear, “Kimono.” After the social media backlash, she opted for “the less culturally inappropriate Skims instead,” AdAge reports

Back in 2016, the “self-made billionaire” Kylie Jenner also took to Instagram to show off her cornrow braids and once she even wore her hair in dreadlocks.

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After donning the hairstyle, actor Amandla Stenberg made sure to comment on her photo and make her opinion known. Stenberg commented on Kylie’s photo back in 2015-16 that “when you appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards your wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdobetter.” 

While it seems as though Kylie Jenner never addressed the backlash then, she’s perhaps learned from that mistake since she hasn’t been seen wearing that hairstyle again. But the same cannot be said for her sisters. 

Ultimately, it’s important for women as powerful and influential as the Kardashian-Jenner clan to learn from their mistakes and address the backlash head-on. It’s irresponsible and hurtful to the black community to go around parading themselves in hairstyles inclusive to black women. Culture isn’t something you can put on and then take off whenever it feels convenient to you, and this family has the privilege of being able to pick and choose when they can try on someone else’s culture. 

Latinas Are Defining Their Natural Hair For Themselves And It’s Pretty Beautiful

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Latinas Are Defining Their Natural Hair For Themselves And It’s Pretty Beautiful

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Pelo. Whether we grow it, curl, straighten it, or shave it we sure can’t seem to get enough of it. While, of course, we understand that having hair does not define us, for so many of us it means so much. After a recent stunning post, we found on Instagram posted by @goddess.veil we decided to ask Latinas the ultimate question.

“How would you describe your natural hair?”

And as it turns out, Latinas had quite a bit to say. Check it out below.

This chica described it as her BFF.

“El frizz y volumen mis mejores amigos!!” –beaamartz

“My hair is naturally red, extremely thick, coarse, and wavy. I even had a hairdresser compare it to llama wool I have learned how to take better care of it now that I’m older and not hate it anymore.”- katy_katie_katu_kat

And so many chicas called it wild and loved.

“Wild, free and unapologetic! I’m so glad I never listened to all the negative people that used to tell me to straighten my hair…no heat damage over here boo.” – lizbeth_ariana

“My glory it’s long curly and rebellious lol no matter what products I put in it does it’s own thing so I’ve embraced my natural curls and baby hair and even my natural color.” – ari_sotof

“Wild.” – tatismoreira

“God-gifted.” – jcarcreative

Greñuda and perfect.

“Greñuda con estilo.” – jannexees

“Free.” – storyexploratory

A fighter.

“Wanna be curly but wavy to frizzy on it’s best day. Can’t make up its mind but has a mind if it’s own until I bring out the straightener and we duke it out. The heat always wins!!” – tiazoom

“A natural flow with some wave.” – lidi83

Long and strong with the power and beauty passed onto to me by my ancestors.” – bri_g16

The indicator of my many moods lol depending on how I have it represents my mood of the day.” – jenivy09

Full of Vida is our favorite way to describe it.

“Wavy and full of vida.” – misdaisy

And we can’t help but tear up a little bit over this description as a protector.

It’s my protector, lays long as rapunzels in the stories, part of my identity and soars as the birds in skies and as blessed as God made me. HAPPY WARRIOR WEDNESDAY MIS GUERRERAS AND SISTERS! BLESSINGS ON THIS RISING!” – brightdollface

Cardi B Used A Racial Slur To Describe Her Daughter And Now She’s Getting Educated

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Cardi B Used A Racial Slur To Describe Her Daughter And Now She’s Getting Educated

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Cardi B has her flaws and blind spots and as such as faced quite a bit of backlash throughout her career for the times that she has misspoken or used stereotypes offhandedly.

Last year, we reported that the Dominican/ Trinidadian rapper had previously claimed in resurfaced 2020 live-stream on Instagram that in the past she “had drugged and robbed men” who had solicited her for sex. In another resurfaced clip, Cardi B claimed that boyfriends who cheated on her would experience her seducing them with the promise of a threesome only to reveal the morning after that their partner was a transwoman much to her boyfriends’ distress. At the time, it didn’t take long for fans and advocates to lambast her for her ignorant use of a transwoman to get revenge, while also potentially putting them in harm’s way.

It turns out the “Bodack Yellow,” rapper is still in need of some lessons.

The rapper landed herself in hot water over the weekend after using an Asian slur while describing her daughter’s eye shape.

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It all began when the mother to 2-year-old daughter Kulture shared a photo of what she might look like as an adult. In the comments, a fan was quick to point out that in the image looked like a combination of the rapper’s husband Offset and her sister Hennessy.

In response that has now been deleted Cardi B wrote “I think cause Hennessy got c*****y eyes like offset and so [does] KK. Its the only think [sic] I could think off [sic].”

Fans and critics were quick to call the Grammy award winner out for the use of the racial slur. To which she responded it came from a place of ignorance “I didn’t know that c—-y eyes was a slur like wtfff I DONT KNOW F–KIN EVERYTHING !!” she wrote in a tweet that has now been deleted. “We don’t even use that as a (sic) insult and I didn’t use it as a (sic) insult.”

In response to the backlash, she received in 2019, for her comments about once drugging and robbing men while she was a stripper, claimed to not be “perfect.”

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“I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my s–t,” Cardi explained to fans at the time. “Im apart [sic] of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are. There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs an [sic] robbing. Crimes they feel they had to do to survive. I never glorified the things I brought up in that (Instagram) live I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it.”