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The Sisters Are Alright by Tamara Winfrey Harris

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Chapter 2

Sex: Bump and Grind

Strange that one of the very things that allegedly makes black women unattractive—their bodies and the ways they differ from those of white women—is also the thing that marks them as voracious sex sirens.

Nicki Minaj dropped the eagerly awaited video to “Anaconda” in August 2014. It features a jungle theme, suggestively positioned bananas and oozing coconuts, a gold-chain bikini top, and lots and lots of ass. Over the hook to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 ode to “back,” Nicki bounces her chassis, while rapping:

By the way . . . what he say?

He can tell I ain’t missing no meals.

Come through and fuck ’em in my automobile.

Let ’em eat it with his grills and he telling me to chill.

And he tellin’ me it’s real—that he love my ...

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