|Sent on:||Saturday, March 16, 2013 7:04 AM|
I know this may seem like a small thing to make a fuss over, but speaking as one who lived in that area of Manhattan pre-gentrification, I am at this point thoroughly sick and tired of seeing all of these videos purporting to be the "Harlem Shake". They are a travesty, a terrible example of cultural appropriation, and as Harlemites have said over and over, enough is enough. Really.
You want to know what the Harlem Shake really looks like? Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry breaks it down here:
Or, you can watch it at towards the end of this video from the first lady of Ruff Ryders, Eve.
And with that, I return you now to your regularly-scheduled (shake-free) programming :)
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