Happy Black History Month, everybody:
It shouldn’t be real. But apparently it is:
This isn’t even a one-off kind of thing.
We’re amazed not only that someone thought this “reënactment” [sic] featuring a bunch of white people pretending to be slaves was a good idea, but also that someone filmed it and the New Yorker decided it was worth sharing with the world.
And it already has 157,000 views and 162 comments on IG. One comment of note pic.twitter.com/Ig6IjlxxvV
— Andrew Wimsatt (@ajwimsatt) February 12, 2020
— John Alvarado (@johncalvarado) February 12, 2020
— Cale (@cicerostongue) February 12, 2020
“I was thinking a lot about how tone-deaf this would seem later, and which apology trope would be the best way to save face.”
— Rhett Derrick (@LawZag) February 12, 2020
Pro-tip for woke white students thinking about pretending to be fugitive slaves: Don’t. Just … don’t.