Who You Callin’ A Becky? ( U N I T Y )

tumblr_nfjvc7HJPN1sy1evpo1_500this “lemonade” is stirring up a lot of drama.
everyone has something to say.
side chicks and now white chicks.
that line in the song,

“becky with the good hair”

…is causing a lot of commotion.
ย iggy azalea ain’t with it.
well someone decided to call her “becky” on twitter.
“becky” is term used for snow bunnies.
this is what she had to say

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does she have a point?
or can snow bunnies cry “racism tears“?
would this even be an issue if the term wasn’t in a song?

so i had to ask the foxhole…

Is “Becky” a racist term?

lowkey: i remember when i first heard the term “becky”.
this one black vixen i know called this snow bunny one at school.
i was like “…the fuck is a becky?”

ย it started to represent “getting head” at one point too.

tweets taken: twitter

29 thoughts on “Who You Callin’ A Becky? ( U N I T Y )

  1. In all honesty, it is a racial slur, whether people try to change it up or not. The term “Becky” is used to describe a white woman. Is it not? A spade is spade and I will call it as such. If a person of a race other than my own referred to me as “DeShawn,” I would be highly offended. In this case, Iggy has a right to be offended, but people will try to downplay her feelings just because it is her who is complaining. This is a topic that is not even debatable.

  2. Had this been a white female artist referring to a black woman as Shaniqua or Lequita or any type of ghetto name with the good hair Black folks especially black women would be up in arms. But i guess because its Beyonce its excused and overlooked? Ok. Guess thats the world we live in. At the end of the day, you cant have it both ways.

  3. I mean I’m noticing African Americans keep calling us Latinxs Dora the Explorer which I’m not offended, but it definitely getting there cause it getting a little bit annoying now. But are white girls really angry o is it just Iggy because I seen some white girls using “Becky with the good hair” as an uplift o a cool term to describe pretty white girls. Watch I bet those same white girls are going to create “Shanaynay with the bad hair” and all the black girls are going to be in an uproar, but they can’t be angry tho cause Beyonce created the term “Becky with the good hair”

  4. It shouldn’t even be an argument whether this is a racial slur or not. The word is used specifically to describe white girls only, and it’s not a compliment.

    I’m with Dignified on people using the word “racism” too much. There’s a difference between racism and using a racial slur, at least that’s how I’ve always felt.

  5. It’s not racist. I’ll put it this way, if someone called a black girl Shaniquaniqua, it would not be racist, but it would be stupid/ignorant. Please, let’s stop slinging the term racist around because it’s seriously weakening the meaning. Most of the “ish” that people call racist is just ignorance. You’ll know real racism when you see it. There’s no hiding from it. There’s no excuse for ignorance or racism in my books. NONE. Both are chosen behaviour, BOTH are unacceptable.

    Also think about it this way. If it’s not okay for someone to call you Sha nay nay or RaQwanBron, then it’s not okay to call a white girl a “Becky” end of story. I don’t care who’s been “racist” to who in the past. If it’s not okay for them to say it to YOU, and you still go on and do it to them, don’t get all “offended” when they retaliate. You asked for it. Again, if it’s not okay for them to do it to you, don’t do it to them. Don’t bother justifying why it’s okay for you to do it, lead by example, or accept that it will never change, and YOU are partly responsible for that. If they say it randomly, unprovoked, to you, you have every right to defend yourself and shut that situation DOWN. People have seriously got to learn how to talk to each other. It’s not that hard.

    Yes, she has a point. It’s not racist, but it’s still not okay.

      1. Bruh. Did you reply to the wrong comment? Dignified was explaining why none of this compares to REAL racism against black people.

      2. @Zen Buddha absolutely not. Racism towards black people was not started or perpetuated by us, but what I was saying was that WE have to be the face of the change we want to see. Throwing ignorance back at your ignorant opponent is NOT how you BEAT racism or ignorance. It just doesn’t work like that. In fact, it hinders your original cause even more than it helps, REGARDLESS of whether or not you can justify it. (TBH there is NO justification for ignorance or racism from anyone. NONE). We have to be smarter than them and show them that we deserve every bit of respect that we demand, and by mud-slinging derogatory or ignorant comments back at them, you are doing the opposite of that, in fact, fostering more hatred, ignorance, and racism. It’s counter-productive. How do we show them? From the inside. If we can get more young black kids to graduate college (and from my knowledge, this IS happening, so I’m happy to say that), perhaps get better positions and obtain the same opportunities that everyone else gets, and collectively raise MORE loving black families raising young black kids that can obtain the same opportunities as their white counterparts we can do this. We need to get into these positions with influence in the media, politics, economics, etc. so that way it can trickle back down into our communities, and perhaps create more opportunities for others who wouldn’t have had the opportunity in the first place, or if not that route, we need to open more black owned enterprises that supports black people, hiring more black people,and WE need to support these companies. the kids of that enterprise have the opportunity to understand work ethic and certain values from a young age, and can inherit their paren’ts company and make it BETTER. A good example that I’ve been seeing is more black owned Natural hair companies targeted at black women, and I love seeing that. <<THAT increases our power and our VOICE. We NEED MORE of that. THAT'S where it starts, THAT'S when we can change the dialogue of "what it means to be a black person", until then, the dialogue will remain the same, though I'm thinking we're headed in the right direction. I'm not saying this will be easy, because I know how the system thrives on oppressing opportunities for our people, but I believe strongly in: where there's a will there's a way. We don't need to fight them directly, we just need to BE better overall, and then we can change the narrative. There's a bigger picture that I'm trying to paint here, and it starts with the little actions that we do and make every day, it can be as small as calling someone "Becky".Are you going to play their game? Or create a better one? We can't stop someone from being racist to us. That's not our fault, but we CAN prove their ideas wrong by showing them that we deserve that respect.
        Be the change you want to see. Will it ELIMINATE racism?perhaps not outright, but we would definitely be doing our part, and individually changing the minds of many people we encounter by JUST DOING US.

    1. It is clearly not intended as a compliment when someone calls a white woman a Becky. No one who is not purposely playing devil’s advocate or, as Dignified said, ignorant, could argue otherwise.

      Yes, some white people have oppressed some black people. Yes, some Indians benefit greatly off America’s attempt at retribution. But why live YOUR life day to day based on what someone did to someone else before? Whether Iggy’s career or personal life is falling apart has nothing to do with the heart of the matter. Why do people love to attack others with nonsense like that? She doesn’t have a right to request not be called an obviously intended to be insulting name? You’ve never had someone cheat on you, or you never cheated on someone? It’s irrelevant! Do unto others. Period. Sure, everyone else might not be on board with that philosophy, but what do you gain from joining the negative masses? Does being snarky and selfish help your life at all or make you a better person? Probably not.

    2. *claps hands*

      Another issue is that people seem to be sensitive regarding certain situations that result in some kind of misfortune. As soon as it does not turn out in their favor, they will label it as racism. For example, a person getting pulled over by a police officer for speeding, knowing good and damn well they were doing 80 in a 55, but yet will claim they were being racially profiled. Seriously? They know good and damn well that getting pulled over had nothing to do with their race. People need to start taking accountability for their own actions and quit shifting the blame towards others.

  6. I once heard someone say there is no such thing as reverse racism and I tend to agree.

    Think about it this way, Native Americans can say all the horrible things they want to about white people but it wouldn’t affect the fact they systematically control everything and have benefitted off the work of minorities and still do to this very day. The idea of racism is disenfranchisement and we could never truly do that to white people.

  7. Isn’t this the same white girl who used the words “slave master” in her lyrics to indicate how ahead of the rap game she was? White women want to be oppressed so damn bad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Becky does not have the same racist and misogynist undertone as “nappy headed hoes” or “nigger bed wench”. She can scurry along with her white women tears.

  8. It’s one of those words where the context tells you if it’s racist. Some people jokingly use the word Becky, but if you’re using it as an insult that’s another story.

  9. She stays complaining about sonething. I guess when ya music tanking and ya man cheatin this is what you do.

  10. It seems whites are becoming very sensitive to their lack of influence on the world. Whenever things don’t involve them they get very offended. I remember years ago this white lady got offended by being referred to as “Heather”, as in a generalized white woman name. Everyone around looked on like “Bitch please”. Lol. Fucking white people man. That privilege must feel powerful. Lol.

    1. Ditto..your point about some white people feeling they are losing their place in the world. Good..as far as Iggy..really who cares what she feels. It’s not that much of a big deal. She’s just trying to stay in the media..

  11. I guess I don’t see it as flat out racist, but it certainly has racial undertones to it. I’m not very fond of the term, but I also have a “give no f*cks” attitude to what some people say/think. I choose to date men with dark skin, broad noses, full lips because that’s what I find attractive; so I have just about heard it all. I am unsure of when or where it originated, but it was to connotate that all white women suck dick, while black women don’t. So black men had to get head from white chicks. Sad thing is, I know plenty of white women that DON’T suck dick and plenty of black women that do.

  12. I don’t think it’s racist per se but I can see where Iggy is coming. Let’s not act like Becky isn’t used to through shade.

  13. I love Iggy, she has a point with the generalization of names for races. However, the term is actually kind of a compliment. But Becky did start as a term for “white girl, head”. “Gimme dat Becky”, things BW wont do. Squirt nut on the face, etc. That’s what I heard of the term.

  14. I can see how it can come across as offensive but it’s a far cry away from being racist. It’s not that serious.

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