Jones decided to make some sartorial satire when he wore a shirt that said "Caucasian" across the front, with the face of a caucasian as the mascot. Wearing the shirt that mocks sports' jersey caricatures of North American Indians, notably the Cleveland Indians (but we're looking at you too Washington), this, no doubt, set off a lot of accidental (and on purpose) racists in the Twittersphere.
Bomani's ability to produce White tears without consequence is really the stuff dreams are made of.— jamilah lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) April 7, 2016
Naturally, some people exposed their racial unawarenessPhoto: twitter
While others "got it" but needed to offer unsolicited permission after it was already donePhoto: twitter
And then there's this guy, who must have been too distracted by the points' flames
@bomani_jones youre being just as racist as the "caucasians" by wearing that shirt. Only an idiot tries to fight fire with fire. — freddie (@freddymo4) April 7, 2016
And again, the point completely misses folks who can't get past the man behind the threads
@DeolaCola @bomani_jones I'll get right on ordering my "black people" t-shirt. But I'd probably get beat up and called a racist. — Big Muffin Luv (@DougFunk15) April 7, 2016
How even, Sway?!
Will @espn suspend or fire @bomani_jones for being a racist? No... — R.A.H. (@THEnerdyone32) April 7, 2016
But the point wasn't beyond all thankfully
@freddymo4 @bomani_jones umm this dude created the shirt. Double standard? pic.twitter.com/LD1RpDonbI — Tre Blak (@Tr3blak) April 7, 2016
Come through, Stoney!Photo: twitter
Sarcasm on top of irony on top of satire...I live
I can't wait to see the Indians fans who call Bomani racist for wearing that shirt — TheAfrocentricAsian (@jmood88) April 7, 2016
@CM_sosa4 @JaeWhy @justindeprimo @bomani_jones Why aren't whites feeling honored here? — Carrie L Sheffield (@csheffi1) April 7, 2016
And then a hero comes along...
This dude Bomani Jones is a hero. https://t.co/HSfxNqTYxn — Jonathan Snowden (@JESnowden) April 7, 2016
And the overall point...
People are offended, seeing Bomani Jones wearing this and don't realize, they proved his point, simply by reacting pic.twitter.com/UAWGgh2sif — Jon Hopper (@Hoppalicious) April 7, 2016Photo: 4gifs