Twerking has been around for a while, and it’s been done by different people in the popular music industry. But the way we respond to this type of behavior is one example of how we socially construct reality.
On the one hand, calling Miley trashy because of twerking, and leaving twerking to blacks, is not a critique of cultural appropriation. It only sends out the message that twerking does not suit white people. It is an element of a lesser culture and should remain within those subordinate peoples, where its practice actually makes them look good. (Image from billboard.com)