Black Memes

Black Memes

Black Memes


If you ask me, we need more black memes. They're a positive yet unrealized step in progress, a form of culture and identity for black people who need representation. And that's simply the truth. I'm here for the not-so-punny memes, which are usually hilarious. So let's keep forging forward. Let's keep creating and uploading images that represent black people and this culture in the best way we know how: making memes.


But all these pop culture Karens have one thing in common: They’re officious white women ruining the party for everyone else. The idea of naming those women is nothing new: Black culture in particular has a history of assigning basic nicknames to badly behaved white women. See: the trend in recent years of social media users assigning alliterative nicknames to white women wielding their privilege in real life, from Barbecue Becky and Golfcart Gail to Permit Patty and Talkback Tammy. In nearly all these instances, the women in question have been attempting to socially police their neighbors over minor inconveniences.

Black Friday has long been regarded as the beginning of Christmas shopping season, although the term "Black Friday" has been popularised only in recent decades. The earliest usage of Black Friday in the context of shopping dates back to the 1960s. Today, Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year in America. (Source: www.ndtv.com)


In 2013, a truth that was already obvious to anyone who’d ever met a real-life black women was “sensationally” revealed: Wanda LaQuanda was actually Alex Munkacsy, a bearded, 32-year-old white man working in the tech industry. Before apparently disappearing from the internet altogether, Munkacsy gave an interview promoting his e-book, Wanda Exposed, to Kernel, the online magazine founded by a pre-Breitbart Milo Yiannopoulos. The article never uses the word blackface, nor does it question Munkacsy on his use of racist and sexist stereotypes, but it does offer some useful insight into the methods and motivations behind instances of digital blackface. (S

They were posted on social media networks with the hashtag Growing Up Black. It's a phrase that has been around for at least six years, but it appears to have caught on again this week. The hashtag has now been mentioned more than 1.5 million times on Twitter and thousands more times on Instagram and elsewhere. For the most part it was African-Americans joking about their racial identity and culture. "We didn't have dress shoes, we had church shoes," actress Jackee Harry tweeted, while another tweet said: "My mom's best friend was automatically my aunt." (Source: www.ndtv.com)







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