We know that black Twitter does not discriminate when it comes to who gets dragged to social media hell. Saturday’s victim was Iyanal Vanzant when her what was meant to be tweets full of wisdom was looked at tweets full of you know what.
As if she didn’t learn through director Lee Daniels that the impact of racism has no effect in today’s world didn’t go well with Black Twitter. Iyanla learned today that no one wants to hear it and the drag fest began.
Despite the funny gifs, these are all relevant counter arguments. We still see a part of our community that has done well for themselves downplay the effects of oppression. Leading back to our own President Barack Obama stating in his farewell speech that white Americans need to stop acting like the effects of Jim Crow and slavery don’t just vanished on the 1960s.
“For white Americans, it means acknowledging that the effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t suddenly vanish in the ’60s; that when minority groups voice discontent, they’re not just engaging in reverse racism or practicing political correctness; when they wage peaceful protest, they’re not demanding special treatment, but the equal treatment that our founders promised.”
Iyanla please stick to your day job of fixing people’s lives and leave the politics to someone else.