“By centering Minaj’s observation around herself, and thus shifting the narrative into a Nicki vs. Taylor story, she silenced Minaj, dismissed her experiences, and derailed an important conversation about race and gender. Swift tried to deflect Minaj’s criticisms of the music industry (again, not about Swift personally) by pointing out that ‘one of the men’ might have taken Minaj’s nomination spot. This was irrelevant to Minaj’s argument, and a classic example of the way White Feminism works to undermine women of color — trying to make things solely about gender in order to not have to talk about race, while perpetuating the idea that white women and women of color experience the same kinds of sexism and oppression.”

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