We have to give a special thank you to black voters in Alabama for neither failing to show up nor show out in the election yesterday. As we previously reported, it was thanks to black voters that the election produced the results that it did. With 92 percent of black men and 97 percent of black women voting against Roy Moore, Alabama was saved from an alleged racist, pedophile representative. Of course, Twitter showed up to pay homage and thank black voters (as they should). Here are some of the best of those tweets that you have got to see.
May all your platitudes for Black women translate to resources.
— FKA A. Duck (@Cherrell_Brown) December 13, 2017
Doug Jones wins!! In spite of suppression efforts. In spite of Trump. In spite of Bannon. In spite of fear mongering. Virginia, New Jersey, Alabama = trend. See you in 2018 —- in every race in every part of this great nation.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 13, 2017
Black women ain’t tryna save y’all. We tryna save our own damn selves. What’s good for us happens to be good for everybody else. If you actually understood the “intersectionality” you claim, then you would already know that.
— Black Mary (@PaigeUnabridged) December 13, 2017
Thank you, Black people. Thank you for showing up when your vote is taken for granted. Thank you for your loyalty when we don’t make an ask of you until the last minute. I see YOU. I thank YOU. Your votes MATTER. ✊???????? #Alabama
— Cousin Angela (@angela_rye) December 13, 2017
Black women are not political mules to be used every time a mediocre white candidate needs to win.
No amount of verbal appreciation will do us justice. Turn over the money, resources and power, then we can talk.
— Charlene Carruthers (@CharleneCac) December 13, 2017
black women of Alabama walking into work tomorrow knowing they defeated their MAGA coworkers. pic.twitter.com/aUxxba3hkt
— . (@_Vaun) December 13, 2017
wish i could fly to alabama right now just to go to work with one of our black heroes tomorrow and cuss out your white coworkers for you.
— king crissle (@crissles) December 13, 2017
Has been difficult finding a black person in Alabama who does not know that there’s an election today. One Birmingham native told me: “One thing I know for sure about black people in AL is that they always know what’s going on — there’s not much else but politics and football.”
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) December 12, 2017
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 13, 2017
Black women when they left the voting booths in Alabama: pic.twitter.com/pOHefqxAhc
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) December 13, 2017
Real quick: Black people are ~ 27% of Alabama but were 30% of voters. This is being over-represented at the polls. This is why they try to suppress our vote.
Us “not showing up” is a lie and has been for a really long time. https://t.co/axL3A9frym
— Yeah We’re Awful This Year, Still #GoGators (@CNRush) December 13, 2017
Alabama moved heaven and earth to keep Black people from the polls, and Black Alabama voters were like, “Oh word?”
— Imani Gandy Canes (@AngryBlackLady) December 13, 2017
Let’s be real here…it took a pro-slavery, Muslim hating, anti-gay, twice removed sexual predator judge for Alabama to choose a Democrat, and black people STILL had to come out in droves to stop white Alabamans from choosing him.
— X (@XLNB) December 13, 2017
— Mr.Carpenter (@TheNotoriousAC) December 13, 2017
Ok folks, last time for 2017. Using WOC instead of just saying #BlackWomen when you are referencing something specific to BW is erasure. So no, WOC did not win the election in Alabama. BLACK WOMEN did. Let's be clear.
— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) December 13, 2017
Don’t thank #Alabama . Thank black women. Don’t “restore your faith in humanity” . Put you’re backs into making sure black women can vote
— Sydette (@Blackamazon) December 13, 2017
So after all these "Black women saved the world again" tweets are done, are we gonna actually provide some material support for Black women in Alabama?
— Jeremy Eugene (@jeugene93) December 13, 2017
Don't just thank Black women.
Respect Black Women
Protect Black Women
Hire Black Women
Pay Black Women
— Shameka the Writer–Eagles 11-2 (@ShamekaErby) December 13, 2017
and that's fax. no printer. https://t.co/KAKr66Qgju
— Small Freedia (@KidFury) December 13, 2017
Black voters just replaced Jeff Sessions with the man who prosecuted the KKK for the Birmingham church bombing. #AlabamaSenateElection
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) December 13, 2017
If you are thanking the black women of Alabama tonight for defeating Roy Moore
maybe tomorrow you can start thinking about how to repay them
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) December 13, 2017
Black people make it happen once again. Power to the people!