Twerking It Out: Controversies Across the Nation

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Twerk, Twerk, Twerk!

Theta Xi, a University of Michigan fraternity, made headlines on Nov. 4 for a Facebook post announcing a “Hood Ratchet” party, featuring women in college gear “twerking” in a handstand position. The ad was slammed for racially charged rhetoric, which called for “basketball players, gangsters” and more to participate. takes a look at the evolution of the dance over the years. — Dominique Zonyéé

(Photo: Facebook via WorldStarHipHop)

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