Black Twitter Responds to Racists with...
April 08, 2015 at 2:31 pm
In response to opinions surrounding respectability politics and reactions to the latest incidents involving racism and police brutality, the #TweetLikeUncleTom hashtag emerged on Twitter. As our community mourns another black life, once again we turn to parody to call out insensitive and racist comments from others. Per usual, no one was safe from this hashtag. Check out some out some of Blavity‘s favorite tweets below:
#TweetlikeUncleTomTwitter if you guys would stop listening to rap and switch to some Dave Matthews, there would be no issue
— someones favorite poet (@EricTheWriter) April 8, 2015
Racism will go away if you just stop talking about it.
— leen. (@shyleenshawn) April 8, 2015
#TweetlikeUncleTomTwitter Y'all won't march when Black people kill other Black people.
— Cake by the pound (@LaNegraMimosa) April 8, 2015
Slavery wasn't that bad. It gave Black people Jesus. We are saved! #CoveredInTheBlood #TweetLikeUncleTomTwitter
— Bougie Black Girl (@BougieBlackGurl) April 8, 2015
#TweetLikeUncleTomTwitter black people complaining about being oppressed but they got a black president #imsleep
— Air Max 97 (@icewrst) April 8, 2015
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