black summer tough

 

If the saying that hot weather heightens tension has any truth, then the Summer of 2013 has been proof. It seemed that the recurring theme of the summer was racial tension in America. Everything from Zimmerman being acquitted of Trayvon Martin’s murder (boo legislative system!) to Paula Deen’s highly inappropriate comments, the skillet seemed to get hotter. These events raised a lot of questions about contemporary issues surrounding race in US.

In 2013, does blatant racism still exist in America, or is it all subliminal? Carefully hidden in the guise of normality, in how people of color interact with the media, or even worse, are patronized by it.

We strategically included Miley Cyrus on this list, does she really belong here? Is the Twerk identifiable as a part of Black Culture? What constitutes black identity? And do we care about the Twerk being classified as Black Culture?

Read Our Chart and Let’s Discuss. Comment Below!

black summer toughFor More Information About Key Points, See Links:

Ohio School Board Ban

Racist Accessories At Dolce and Gabbana

Oprah In Switzerland 

Spike Lee Fired

Paula Deen Racist 

As for Miley Cyrus, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you are probably sick of talking about it!