Black Twitter is known for creating hashtags that get the whole Internet talking. From serious topics like #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName, to more humorous riffs like #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies, Black Twitter’s ability to engage in both hilarious and poignant dialog is damn near magical.
But while Black Twitter’s social media prowess is the stuff of legend, #WhitesAgainstTrump is the absolute best thing to come out of the Republican presidential debates.
The hashtag was first tweeted on Dec. 9 by Heather Bentley, after Trump’s offensive comments about Muslims reached a seriously disturbing crescendo.
— Heather Bentley (@heatherbviola) December 9, 2015
Though folks had been using the tag over the weekend, #WhitesAgainstTrump really took off during Tuesday night’s GOP debate thanks to the efforts of comedian W. Kamau Bell and writer Adam Mansbach.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) December 15, 2015
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) December 16, 2015
The responses ranged from comical to serious, but the message was clear: Trump’s gotta go.
— Jeff Wetherell (@jeffwetherell) December 16, 2015
#WhitesAgainstTrump cuz I actually respect people of different creeds and ethnicities
— MightyHeroBofades (@Team_KOAL) December 16, 2015
— Schrader (@YoyodyneInc) December 16, 2015
As a white person, I'm horrified at having Trump seem to represent me. He does not. #WhitesAgainstTrump
— Meredith (@missbumptious) December 16, 2015
In order to fight our patriarchal classist racist ableist queerphobic misogynist society #WhitesAgainstTrump need to speak out.
— Ashley Ann Prather (@fairviola) December 16, 2015
#WhitesAgainstTrump Because "Making America great again" doesn't entail fear-mongering and blatant xenophobia
— James Ju (@SirJustinBarone) December 16, 2015
— Shane Lake (@shanelake33) December 16, 2015
— Michael J Kranz (@michaeljkranz) December 16, 2015
— Leslie Neidig (@LeslieNeidig) December 16, 2015
Black Twitter also showed its appreciation for their white peers for boldly calling out Trump.
— ebony (@sohappi) December 16, 2015
— Zariah ♌ (@California_Homo) December 16, 2015
— Ogechi (@ogechiokafor97) December 16, 2015
— Christian ✌ (@C_Morrisonn) December 16, 2015
I can't stomach the debate tonite, but the Twitter commentary AND the #WhitesAgainstTrump hashtag? Thank you sir may I have another??????
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 16, 2015
We love it!