Loved this piece I saw on Racialicious about all this “Harlem Shake” craziness, which I hope is dying out. The bad part of the whole thing was that I think most of the people who took part in the Internet meme had no idea what the real “Harlem Shake” was or looked like. It was not even close to what they were doing. Makes you wonder why they borrowed Harlem and referred to the real “Harlem Shake” in the first place.
Here is what the real Harlem Shake looks like when done by people who know the history of it, and who can actually do it:
Here is the excellent piece on the cultural phenomenon and misappropriation.