#WhitePeopleActivities Trends On Twitter, Reveals Site’s Weird Racial Divide


#WhitePeopleActivities was a popular trending topic on Twitter today, one of the site’s interesting ruminations on racial divides in both the US and in the microcosm of Twitter.

The #WhitePeopleActivities hashtag didn’t seem to be the invention of what is colloquially known as “Black Twitter,” and if it was, it was quickly co-opted by many white people cracking jokes about Starbucks, Instagram, inadvertent racism and other “stuff white people like.”

The breakdown of race on Twitter is interesting, and #WhitePeopleActivities seems to be one of those places where — far from uncomfortable racial comments behind anonymity — users white and black are getting together harmoniously to gently tease white people. (And of course, the #BlackPeopleActivities trending topic followed, but was not as popular.)

One top tweet on the #WhitePeopleActivities trending topic poked fun at cultural characterizations of white people, quipping:

Others tweeted:

Like in the above tweet, funny images were common along with the #WhitePeopleActivities hashtag — but this was among the funniest:

Many also quipped that “White People Activities” also included tweeting under the hashtag #StandWithRand.

Ability to twerk was addressed:

Did you find the #WhitePeopleActivities trending topic to be funny?

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time Inquisitr.com writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.


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