An interesting trend evolved on Twitter Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Black Washington D.C. residents were professing an interesting way of dealing with the white supremacist rally that scheduled to take place across the street from the White House one year after the deadly protests in Charlottesville.
Many said they were staying home and letting the “white allies” deal with their own “kin.”
One user, @thepBG, wrote:
An older Black dude just said to me “SEE YA AT THE PROTEST TOMMOROW!”
I was like I THINK THE F–K NOT!!
No sir. Let all these new White Allies™ in DC go down there and handle their skin kin. My Black a– will be at home.
Another user replied, “My cousin and I were on the phone. She said promise me you’re not going. I was like boo I got a job interview Tuesday. I ain’t going nowhere tomorrow.”
@iMDRW chimed in: “I told my sister the same thing…let those 2 groups fight it out. That protest is no place for Black people.”
@thisisDiMo said: “Yup, I wouldn’t be out there either. I saw footage from last year in Charlottesville when they bulldozed people with a car. I’m not that done [dumb].”
And, an “amazing black female” wrote, “As you should. Stay safe, black folk. This is a family matter and we ain’t kin.”