I’m not sure who started it, or why, but the hashtag #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter started trended on Twitter on Friday, and let’s just say Black Twitter and their non-Black allies killed it with fire–and lots and lots of jokes.
Perhaps some white women were salty Serena Williams continues to dominate the tennis world, or maybe they weren’t feeling enough love (I mean, you’d think being the mainstream standard of beauty would be enough). Either way, #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter started out as an appreciation for our pale-skinned sisters, but it quickly became a critique of privilege, race, and oppression.
And it was HI-LARIOUS.
#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter making a hashtag to empower themselves when they’re already the standard of beauty instead of defending WoC who aren’t
— farwz (@farwzaz) July 10, 2015
— pamela (@expressjacks) July 10, 2015
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) July 11, 2015
So #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter is a real thing. What is it about, unseasoned chicken?
— The Kitchenista (@MissAngelaDavis) July 10, 2015
#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter appropriating black hairstyles, emulating black features, then claiming black women wanna be you lmao
— Captain Africa (@See_Say_92) July 10, 2015
— Mimi (@MaralinaAntonia) July 10, 2015
#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter: The cup song, Nutella and, oh yeah, anti-black misogyny.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) July 10, 2015
— snessibaby (@snessibaby) July 10, 2015