solving racism with humour and understanding
There’s a little part of the internet (actually two) i’ve been watching for the past few months and i wanted to share them with you because i believe these places are breaking new grounds in togetherness and race relations.
Battling racism in a positive and fun way — something the western world desperately needs right at this moment — by opening up cultural issues, and poking fun and stereotypical differences in a way that is for everyone to enjoy and feel part of
Having devoted the past six years of my life to building human and community togetherness around the world, the recent surge in anger and racism is something i wanted to write about. The unlikely source of my inspiration for writing this article is a reddit sub called r/blackpeopletwitter, and conversely r/whitepeopletwitter
Black People Twitter
Screenshots of Black people being hilarious and insightful on social media, it doesn’t need to just be twitter but obviously that is best
Black culture has a unique way of examining the everyday and we are here to showcase that
If you believe that understanding is the cornerstone of togetherness then sharing our differences and different life experiences in a light-hearted, enjoyable way together is a huge leap forwards.
The posts on the platform are a mix cheerful sharing daily experiences related to Black culture, issues which should receive more awareness, general witticism, and american politics (for obvious and unfortunate reasons)
White People Twitter
Started as a sister subreddit to r/blackpeopletwitter it has no description, but operates under the same principles — inclusively celebrating life in a humorous way viewed through the lens of being white
To me, these taken together, are a way of breaking down barriers and inviting people in to share in culturally specific issues in a way that is centred around celebrating the authors creativity. The innovative method of helping others to see issues from another point of view, largely positive all-inclusive nature of the sub, to me, makes these treasures of the internet
This was one tough article to write. You know when you find a new band, listen them all the time then when you show it a friend its suddenly ‘oh, this song isn’t all that great, lets skip to ..ah. not that one. the next’. this was like that. Also highly sensitive topics are much higher bar than laughing to myself, and knowing someone will almost certainly get offended is a writers block tsunami.
anyway i didn’t delete this ..just ..like 6 times, because perhaps someone will find it hopeful
Originally published at Focallocal.