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Gallery: 13 Things Invented By Black People That White People Have Tried To Take Credit For

Black Vernacular

Black Vernacular

White people are now using this dialect, the very one that's gotten Black people ridiculed for eons, to be "funny" or "edgy" — or even to get famous.

Rap
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Rap

While Black rap artists are still seen as angry, violent thugs, White rappers like Macklemore and Iggy Azalea are "cool" and "progressive." WTF?

"Swag"
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"Swag"

Fact: "Swagger" is not a new word, but the shortened term "swag" was first used by Jay-Z on "The Black Album."

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KIESHA RICHARDSON

Freelance writer, founder and CEO of media startup Ge'NeL Media, LLC, writer, Twitch streamer and author. When I'm not writing or streaming video games, I'm sitting on the front porch sipping a glass of Riesling with a good book and watching my pups play. Or I'm exploring another country. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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