velma-dear asked: what time is it where you are, i want to participate in the #Fornever21 however i don't know when it will be 4 since i'm in cali and its only 12:30

It’s 1pm California time!

thisiswhiteprivilege:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

Hey hey hey hey.

Tomorrow afternoon starting around 4 we’re gonna trend #Fornever21 in protest of the Black Panther crop top Forever 21 is selling. This is a collab between thisiswhiteprivilegewhitepeoplesaidwhat, and weareallmixedup. Some good examples we’ve come up with so far:

"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"

"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"

"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"

"Ku Klux Kute"

"Manifest Destiny"

Also within the tweets, you can include discussion points about cultural appropriation. Start coming up with ideas and stuff now so you’ve got plenty to tweet about tomorrow afternoon. Our goals are: 1) Get the gross ass shirt pulled from Forever 21. 2) Spark a conversation about cultural appropriation. 

Get excited. Get pumped. Let’s make a whole lot of noise. Reblog this a couple of times between now and then so come 4pm-ish tomorrow we’ll be ready to trend it all evening.

-Dion

Less than five hours until we trend this. Remember: the hashtag is #fornever21. “West Coast Panthers” was a nickname for the West Coast wing of the Black Panther Party. Removing this symbol from its cultural context and marketing it to white teenagers as vintage and trendy is appropriative and gross. Can you imagine what they would do to a person of color if we were caught wearing the Black Panther logo?

Later tonight we’ll be posting a collection of our favorite #fornever21 tweets. Get excited!

-Dion

We are less than an hour away from #forNEVER21. Ladies, gentlemen, and gender-nonconforming folks, warm up your twitters.

-Dion

clvtch-johnson asked: EST, CST, or PST?

EST

thisiswhiteprivilege:

Hey hey hey hey.

Tomorrow afternoon starting around 4 we’re gonna trend #Fornever21 in protest of the Black Panther crop top Forever 21 is selling. This is a collab between thisiswhiteprivilegewhitepeoplesaidwhat, and weareallmixedup. Some good examples we’ve come up with so far:

"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"

"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"

"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"

"Ku Klux Kute"

"Manifest Destiny"

Also within the tweets, you can include discussion points about cultural appropriation. Start coming up with ideas and stuff now so you’ve got plenty to tweet about tomorrow afternoon. Our goals are: 1) Get the gross ass shirt pulled from Forever 21. 2) Spark a conversation about cultural appropriation. 

Get excited. Get pumped. Let’s make a whole lot of noise. Reblog this a couple of times between now and then so come 4pm-ish tomorrow we’ll be ready to trend it all evening.

-Dion

Less than five hours until we trend this. Remember: the hashtag is #fornever21. “West Coast Panthers” was a nickname for the West Coast wing of the Black Panther Party. Removing this symbol from its cultural context and marketing it to white teenagers as vintage and trendy is appropriative and gross. Can you imagine what they would do to a person of color if we were caught wearing the Black Panther logo?

Later tonight we’ll be posting a collection of our favorite #fornever21 tweets. Get excited!

-Dion

the-wild-flower-girl asked: For trending #fornever21 tomorrow, 4pm EST?

Yeah, 4pm EST is when I’m doing it, but it’s fine to have it layered I think.

-Dion

Hey hey hey hey.

Tomorrow afternoon starting around 4 we’re gonna trend #Fornever21 in protest of the Black Panther crop top Forever 21 is selling. This is a collab between thisiswhiteprivilegewhitepeoplesaidwhat, and weareallmixedup. Some good examples we’ve come up with so far:

"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"

"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"

"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"

"Ku Klux Kute"

"Manifest Destiny"

Also within the tweets, you can include discussion points about cultural appropriation. Start coming up with ideas and stuff now so you’ve got plenty to tweet about tomorrow afternoon. Our goals are: 1) Get the gross ass shirt pulled from Forever 21. 2) Spark a conversation about cultural appropriation. 

Get excited. Get pumped. Let’s make a whole lot of noise. Reblog this a couple of times between now and then so come 4pm-ish tomorrow we’ll be ready to trend it all evening.

-Dion

It’s a bit too late at night right now to try and trend something, so let’s say tomorrow even starting around 4ish we’re going to try trending #fornever21 to try and get the Black Panthers crop top  pulled from Forever 21.

dion-thesocialist asked: This is Dion from This is White People. That Forever 21 story has me really hot. Do you think we could trend something on it? Get it pulled?

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

I’m sure we could but honestly I don’t know how it would happen basically because I’m not so savvy on the social networking side of things. Like I know we’ve gotten things pulled before but how you all did it I have no idea.

I suppose we could start a hashtag or something but I’m not the clever one coming up with those either but I think we could really get something going

maybe #fornever21 or something, I don’t know. 

It could be taken on here on tumblr, spread to twitter and maybe facebook but facebook be on that bullshit so I don’t know

But yeah, we could get something going

And also let me just add that I got mad respect for you, Dion, and its really cool to me that you recognize this blog

-Elijah

Possible #Fornever21 shirts:

"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"

"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"

"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"

-Holly

hahahahaha yassssss! let’s do it!

-Dion

shibaeinu asked: I emailed Forever 21's customer service. Not guaranteeing it will work but I've emailed several companies before stating which item was offensive and shortly why they should remove it and they have. Granted they don't reply to me but when I go back to look for it a few days later and it's been removed. Having more than one person do it would probably increase the chance.

That’s a good idea!

dion-thesocialist asked: This is Dion from This is White People. That Forever 21 story has me really hot. Do you think we could trend something on it? Get it pulled?

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

I’m sure we could but honestly I don’t know how it would happen basically because I’m not so savvy on the social networking side of things. Like I know we’ve gotten things pulled before but how you all did it I have no idea.

I suppose we could start a hashtag or something but I’m not the clever one coming up with those either but I think we could really get something going

maybe #fornever21 or something, I don’t know. 

It could be taken on here on tumblr, spread to twitter and maybe facebook but facebook be on that bullshit so I don’t know

But yeah, we could get something going

And also let me just add that I got mad respect for you, Dion, and its really cool to me that you recognize this blog

-Elijah

Thanks for the kind words! We dig your blog a lot too.

I like #fornever21. One idea I had was #foreverracist but stands a lot of potential to be taken over by trolls. I figure we can use this as a wider opportunity to talk about cultural appropriation and white privilege, so if we could come up with a hashtag that would give us the opportunity to talk about those things as well, that’s what we should go with.

The important thing is to have a plan going in. We’d have our immediate goal (get the black panther crop top pulled), our intangible goal (sparking a conversation about cultural appropriation), and some basic plans for what we’re going to talk about.

Any followers want to pitch in with suggestions for the name of the hashtag? Any other anti-racist blogs want to pitch in to help lead?

-Dion

Oh gosh what if they appropriate the whole anti-racist movement? Won’t be long until we have white teens on longboards screaming “fuck white supremacy” and crossing the street whenever they come to a black person.

One major facet of cultural appropriation is taking artifacts that would be violent on the body of a person of color and making them trendy on a white body.

That’s why Forever 21 is able to sell a Black Panther crop top, and why Che Guevara t-shirts are so popular, and why Macklemore can win Grammy’s for writing songs about smelly sheets, and why white drugged out kids can walk around Coachella in tacky “native” headdresses.

When people of color cannot participate in aspects of their culture without persecution, but white people are welcome to those aspects, that’s a major undeniable example of white privilege.

theuppitynegras:

dynastylnoire:

nina-lovehall:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

I’m so mad right now!!! “West coast panther”??? Fuck white people and F21

..
Excuse me?

ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS?!!!!!! REALLY?!!!
http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_graphic-tees&ProductID=2000061690&VariantID=

if I see a white girl in this bullshit they are getting a-town stomped straight up

theuppitynegras:

dynastylnoire:

nina-lovehall:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

I’m so mad right now!!! “West coast panther”??? Fuck white people and F21

..


Excuse me?

ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS?!!!!!! REALLY?!!!

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_graphic-tees&ProductID=2000061690&VariantID=

if I see a white girl in this bullshit they are getting a-town stomped straight up

Give it 50 years and I bet white teens will be wearing Osama Bin Laden t-shirts and calling themselves Taliban and just soaking in how TRENDY they are.

#1684

White privilege is being able to wear the Black Panthers logo. Apparently, Forever 21 thinks it’s cute to make a top with the Black Panthers logo and market it to white women as trendy and vintage. I guarantee a black person could not be caught dead wearing the Black Panther logo. They’d lock us up if we were lucky, and if we weren’t as lucky, they’d put a bullet in our head and the whole world would get one look at the top and decide we definitely had it coming.