Is the Harlem Shake Meme Cultural Appropriation?

The most recent online sensation created by dimwits with access to cameras is the Harlem Shake meme. However, the name of the meme has recently become a topic of discussion and controversy for some, particularly after a group of Harlemites responded to the new Harlem Shake meme in a video released last week. Arguably, the Harlem Shake meme is a form of cultural appropriation in that it is the popular use (and misuse) of a cultural artifact to black culture by a predominantly white crowd. Most importantly, this new Harlem Shake has already began to eradicate the original Harlem Shake from popular culture online.

20 Harlem Shake Dances In Canada

We're only 44 days into the new year and the new dance craze for 2013 is already here. Meet the Harlem Shake. Yes, we know what you're thinking — this dance craze isn't new. The Shake dates back almo...