on blackout day, we’re celebrating the beauty and value of black people and their selfies. that doesn’t imply that white people and their selfies are not beautiful or valuable, just as mother’s day doesn’t imply that fathers are unwanted, or unnecessary.
why should we, as white people, look at blackout day as a challenge, or a threat, that we have to counter or fight? this isn’t a war, it’s a day dedicated to celebrating the beauty of the black community. there is no threat in that.
let black people have that day. support them by reblogging, but don’t spam the tags with your own selfies. don’t take away the space they’ve made for themselves.
I really hope that all of my followers will be respectful tomorrow. and I hope that if you can’t be respectful, you will cease to be my follower, because I’d rather have fewer followers who can be trusted to respect others than a large amount of followers who try to take away even more freedom from people who have to fight for the smallest freedoms in life.