#BlackOutDay Takes Over Social Media

Black is beautiful on social media.

Y.R.N via Tumblr
Y.R.N via Tumblr

If you’ve been wondering why you’ve seen so many beautiful pictures of black people on social media today, you can credit it to #BlackOutDay. Created by Tumblr user Y.R.N, #BlackOutDay aims to be a show of community and solidarity.

Currently trending on Twitter, #BlackOutDay is filled with selfies, gifs and videos of black people in their glory. The creator of the day wants to show that black history happens every day.

Take a look at a few of the photos from Twitter:


But of course, with anything celebrating black people, there are always the detractors whining about, “What if there was #WhiteOutDay? It would be called racist!” And the only suitable response I can come up with is this: