In a article about indie music lovers who happen to be black, published on January 28th on NYTimes.com, included the following passage:
There is even a new word for black fans of indie rock: â€œblipster,â€ which was added to UrbanDictionary .com last summer, defined as â€œa person who is black and also can be stereotyped by appearance, musical taste, and/or social scene as a hipster.â€
Bahr Brown, an East Harlem resident whose Converse sneakers could be considered blipster attire, opened a skateboard and clothing boutique, Everything Must Go, in the neighborhood in October, to cater to consumers who, like himself, want to dress with the accouterments of indie rock: â€œyoung people who wear tight jeans and Vans and skateboard through the projects,â€ he said.
Uh… is this like how things were so “deck” and 30-somethings were “Yupsters”? Another horrible made-up word to piss off everyone? I think hipsters have a hard enough time using the word “hipster”, let alone trying to break themselves up by ethnicity. What’s next? Asiasters? Indie-Indians? Whitester?
I guess it’s one of those things you just have to laugh about…take an comment by 360 Curl in the post below where I first mentioned the article:
frederick douglass was such a blipster