Yesterday, Black Twitter landed #GrowingUpBlack on the worldwide trending list. The hashtag evoked memories and commonalities among Black people regardless of geographic location.
As they tend to do, white trolls responded to the hashtag with their tears. Instead of watching black people celebrate their blackness and the ‘black experience,’ they felt the need to see black people’s cultural celebration as a threat to their well-being. This doesn’t necessarily make them racist, but it does show some serious unoriginality.
white folks started #GrowingUpWhite in retaliation against a tag that has 0 to do with them. smh.
— tracy aka Bhad Bhooster (@brokeymcpoverty) July 15, 2015
So it should come as no surprise that Black Twitter did what they usually do….
Kid: Shut up mom
— Dapper Dan (@FijiCasso) July 14, 2015
— The Snack That Smiles Back (@_JulyAlsina) July 14, 2015
— Feral Channing (@sendcats) July 14, 2015
#GrowingUpWhite Not being allowed to eat mayonnaise or crackers because cannibalism is illegal
— siggy🐬 (@freakinshoes) July 14, 2015
— himbo slice (@MrPooni) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpWhite being able to call my mom a bitch and she don't do nothing about it
— zo (@ZoMonneeyy) July 14, 2015
— 🇳🇬Benjamin Abiola (@SirAbiola) July 15, 2015
"GO TO YOUR ROOM COOPER!!" #growingupwhite
— miss nostalgia (@floramuva) July 14, 2015
#growingupwhite talking back to your parents & living to tell the tale.
— Shani, B. 🇨🇷 (@melanaire_) July 14, 2015
— Christian (@x_christixn) July 15, 2015
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