The 33 'Blackest White Folks'

Some choices, like Glenn Beck, may be a bit tongue-in-cheek
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2010 1:20 PM CDT
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before Game 7 of the NBA basketball finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 17, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Some white people “claim ‘blackness,’” and a few actually do make the cut. The Root offers a list of the 33 “blackest white folks we know”:

  • Christina Aguilera: Unlike fellow pop starlets Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson, Aguilera actually has soul. She even “channeled Patti LaBelle in the remake of ‘Lady Marmalade.’”
  • Glenn Beck: Perhaps he’s the person you’d least expect to see on this list, but he did give a black history lesson on his show.
  • Eminem: “He's from Detroit. He raps about the hard-knock life. And he rolls with Dr. Dre. Case closed.”

  • Joe Biden: The VP once “almost scrapped with a pomade-wearing brother named Corn Pop during his days as a lifeguard at a predominantly black swimming pool”—so he gets a “‘hood pass.”
  • Kim Kardashian: “Never mind the Booty Pop physique.” She makes the list because her on-again, off-again relationship with Reggie Bush made it into Essence’s “Black Love” issue.
  • Asher Roth: “Like Kanye, he grew up middle-class. Like Kanye, his sartorial style is more preppy than hip-hop. Like Kanye, he's got absolutely no street cred.” (For more on the "dork" rapper, click here.)
To see the complete list, click here.

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