The internet has erupted with a new hashtag “dedicated” the black girls and women. The problem is that it is incredibly racist and offensive.
#StopBlackGirls2013 polluted Twitter this week with various photos comparing black women to anything from gorillas to farm animals.
Black girls weren’t the only victims of this racist hashtag as others targeting Mexican girls, Indian girls and more popped up during the frenzy, but it was the #StopBlackGirls2013 hashtag that had the longer shelf life.At first, it skyrocketed to the number five trending topic and within 20 minutes, it was second. An hour later, #StopWhiteGirls2013 was born and landed in the sixth spot for trending for a short stint, and then it was completely void as a trending topic altogether. This proves one thing: making jokes at a Black girl’s expense is a lot more fun for ignorant folks than any other race. What’s worse is that Black people started participating too!
The hashtag is one of many examples of objectifying the black woman’s body for comedic entertainment.
#OpenSeasonOnBlackGirlsIsOver has surfaced as a result of #StopBlackGirls2013. The hashtag seeks to put an end to making fun of black girls and women.
Thoughts on the hashtag?
Why are black women the go-to for humor on social media?
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