Pray for Paris...privately.
Raise your hands if you or someone you know updated their profile picture with a transparency of Green Red and Black for Kenya’s flag back in April when this happened? Did tumblr change their icon? Did Spotify alter their frontpage?
My point isn’t to take away from the unfathomable grief being felt by people all over Paris, but Bandwagon Mourning is such a trite expression of this Western need to present an image of concern and compassion for tragedies that “unite” us when the victims are from “important” places founded by white people.