white radical nerd lady in my 30s
transplanted to the East Coast US
happily living in sin with my co-conspirator Mr. X
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do you ever look back at your relationship with someone on the internet and just think oh my god i’m so fucking glad i clicked...
ska, yes (jesus fuck the
stupidnesswhiteness actually burns on that one), but also country, dubstep, techno, metal, pop, etc etc
if it was created in the western hemisphere and within the past 400 years (but especially the past 100-120 or so), black folks created it.
oh god ska. That’s really irritating.
(I mean, the white-washing, not the music. Although the music post about 1985 is pretty annoying too.)
Ask a ska fan when the genre was developed. Ska fans have to add decades on in order to claim white people did it. Even if they go back as far as Two-Tone, they will totally ignore the west indian community that popularized the genre in England.
Also, punk fans toooootally ignore the black influence on punk music. There would have been no punk community in England without people like Don Letts and Poly Styrene, and without that the subsequent waves of punk music wouldn’t have happened. The New York scene would have died a quiet death on its own; instead guys like the Ramones were embraced in London and only then became influential.
Anyway: yes. This is totally true.