#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:
#WhitePeopleActivitiesHearing a weird noise going in the direction of the sound to investigate.
— Ghetto Translations™ (@UrbanEngIish) March 6, 2013
#WhitePeopleActivities asking twitter everyday where summer is and telling everyone how much they love Starbucks twitter.com/Haracopter/sta…
— Michael Haracopos (@Haracopter) March 7, 2013
#WhitePeopleActivities doesn’t get any whiter than this twitter.com/chilltweetss/s…
— ☺ *alia* ☺ (@trampstagram) March 7, 2013
Like in the above tweet, funny images were common along with the #WhitePeopleActivities hashtag — but this was among the funniest:
#WhitePeopleActivities getting up at 4 am to go jogging in freezing weather twitter.com/hilaryduffelba…
— its yo girl isami (@hilaryduffelbag) March 7, 2013
Many also quipped that “White People Activities” also included tweeting under the hashtag #StandWithRand.
Ability to twerk was addressed:
#WhitePeopleActivities trying to learn to twerk from youtube
— Twerkerella (@Twerkerella) March 7, 2013
Did you find the #WhitePeopleActivities trending topic to be funny?