Is Cardi B “Black”?

Char Saint

It’s the first of the month and the CFDA (per usual) emailed its subscribers their weekly CFDA Newsletter. What’s different about this newsletter isn’t the subtitle: Honoring Black Forces in Fashion, (although referring to our race as a color is ignorant and politically incorrect) but the fact that rapper Cardi B somehow ended up on that “black” list.

The newsletter starts by acknowledging African Americans who’ve made their marks in the fashion industry and among the notable forces were Michelle Obama (yessss 1st lady), Naomi Campbell (do the Naomi Campbell walk *Beyonce voice*), Kerby Jean-Raymond (Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, dope!) June Ambrose (Jay-Z’s go-to guru, litty), Jason Rembert (official) and the list of excellence was on a roll and then…

Cardi B (wait what)… 🤨

According to the Bronx native, she is a Dominican woman. She may like African American men, she may even be obsessed with the African American culture, but what makes her an African American? The d*ck she gets from her African American husband, rapper Offset?

This isn’t my first post about culture vultures and I’m beginning to realize it’s all tied into systematic racism.

Honestly though, I think Cardi B made the CFDA’s list for one of two reasons, if not both. Reason number one, she’s succeeding in her role as a culture vulture and/or reason number two, European whites think anything other than European white is “black”…

WTF is being black anyway?!? Isn’t black a fucking color in the dictionary? My answer seems accurate according to Wikipedia.