Clueless White Writer + Hipster = Clipster?


Yesterday’s NY Times plays the race card with an article on, well… black people who like indie rock. Or make indie rock. Or, um, skateboard. Cause white people totally do that! Idolator already has some choice comments about this strange piece (correctly pointing out that UrbanDictionary.com is a kind of lazy source, even for the Gray Lady), and some bloggers and journos have taken exception to the Times‘ unironic use of the term “blipster” (as in, “black hipster”). Some other blogs point out that blacks didn’t just saunter away from rock music because they felt like rapping (see Colonel K’s blog entry here)…

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