Whether you’re a Reddit user or not, you may have heard of the subreddit called r/BlackPeopleTwitter. If it makes you raise your eyebrows, don’t worry. It’s not intended to be mocking or derogatory. Rather, it’s intended to pay tribute to the funny, insightful, and thought-provoking tweets from black Twitter users.
On the subreddit, you’ll find tweets from regular users as well as famous personalities like Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Crews, and Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. Some of them are just pithy insights that have nothing to do with race. Some are about the #MeToo movement, the need for economic reform, the American education system, or failures of the workplace. Others spread the trending hashtag #LivingWhileBlack, where people share their stories of encountering prejudice every day.
All of us need to read these stories and learn the places that people of color still encounter regarding racism in our society. It’s just one way that we can recognize where our system fails and help improve it for the good of everyone!
So, sit back and enjoy the 75 best tweets from black users on Twitter. No matter what the color of your skin, you’ll agree — these belong in the Twitter hall of fame.