(The Root) — On Friday, April 26, 2013, a fairly offensive Tumblr blog entitled “This Is Black Privilege” made its way to Twitter, promptly ticking off tons of black people. The purpose of the blog, according to its FAQs, is to “educate the uneducated” on the privileges that black people unfairly enjoy, such as BET, Black History Month, not having to go through sensitivity training and — of course! — saying the “n-word.”
The blog is basically a collection of the whitest tears you’ve ever seen, alleging reverse racism and whining about affirmative action.
This is either pure ignorance or an attempt to stir up trouble with a little Internet trolling. Whatever the case, black people on Twitter weren’t having it, and they made their distaste known through satire. In the vein of #whitehistoryclasses, a previous hashtag, the trending topic #blackprivilege painted a satirical picture of what “black privilege” really means. Below are some of the funniest, most poignant ones.
#blackprivilege is having non Black people call your women ‘ugly’ as they rush to a tanning salon & plastic surgeons to get a butt implant
— Monica Roberts (@TransGriot) April 26, 2013
#blackprivilege is when black mothers are the face of welfare when most people on welfare are white.
— Brotha Wolf (@BrothaJamesWolf) April 29, 2013
#BlackPrivilege is the power to offend customers when you point out you’re shopping too & not an employee.
— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) April 27, 2013
With #BlackPrivilege I never have to worry about being an individual, I can rest assured that I represent all Black people all the time
— Maame (@obaa_boni) April 26, 2013
#blackprivilege is being called “girlfriend” by your white coworkers regardless of age or position.
— Some lady… (@pegaita) April 26, 2013
#BlackPrivilege is always having room on the sidewalk. Thanks to every single person who ever thought I was going to rob them.