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We cannot move yet we are the fastest. One of our brothers has even set the Guinness world record for speed.

We are often misunderstood. Yet in our world, we stand above everything else.

We can't say that everyone likes us. The blacks might like us. The whites might like us. But the black and white definitely adore us. Heck, they even need us.

Our names start with an explosion and end with the sound of an unhappy crowd.

Who are we?

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  • $\begingroup$ I immediately though boom and boo, damn that bam! $\endgroup$ – Daedric Apr 16 '16 at 19:49
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I think you are

Bamboo

As bamboo plants don't move from their roots but species of bamboo are the fast growing plants

Often misunderstood as contains many of the letters of bamboozle

Very tall plants in their environment

Pandas (black and white) survive for nutrition from bamboo plants

Start with a 'bam' and end with a 'boo'

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh man. You are good. Is it that easy? It took me a whole day to come up with that. $\endgroup$ – karansky Apr 16 '16 at 14:10
  • $\begingroup$ There are great clues in your question - giving so many helped so much! $\endgroup$ – Tom Apr 16 '16 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ How does this satisfy the "Guinness world record for speed" clue? $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook Apr 16 '16 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/fastest-growing-plant $\endgroup$ – karansky Apr 17 '16 at 1:16
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    $\begingroup$ Just a fun fact. They are 'misunderstood' because they are often regarded as trees but they are actually a type of grass and they are the tallest among all grasses $\endgroup$ – karansky Apr 17 '16 at 4:17
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We are

color(s)

We cannot move …

Colors, per se, cannot move.

… yet we are the fastest.

Colors are frequencies of light.  Light travels very fast; faster than anything else (except for hypothetical particles whose existence is unproved and which, even if they do exist, we can never detect).
Also, dyes that will not fade or be washed out are called color fast.

One of our brothers has even set the Guinness world record for speed.

Andy Green set the land-speed (fastest car) record (measured over one mile).  Corroborated here.

We are often misunderstood.

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Yet in our world, we stand above everything else.

The colors form the rainbow, which arches over the world.

We can't say that everyone likes us. The blacks might like us. The whites might like us. But the black and white definitely adore us. Heck, they even need us.

Black is the absence of all color; white is the combination of all colors.

Our names start with an explosion and end with the sound of an unhappy crowd.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is interesting. How do you explain 'black and white adore us'? $\endgroup$ – karansky Apr 17 '16 at 1:44
  • $\begingroup$ I was using the one explanation for the entire paragraph — just like the other answer does.  How does the accepted answer explain "The blacks might like us. The whites might like us."? $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook Apr 17 '16 at 3:58
  • $\begingroup$ When i wrote the question, i was trying to say that the blacks (people) and the whites (people) MIGHT like 'us'. It can be argued that there is a probability they might like us. The accepted answer got the 'animal' part right though haha and in the end he got the 'what are we' right $\endgroup$ – karansky Apr 17 '16 at 4:14

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