#IfIWasWhite: Shaun White Hashtag Hijacked For Race Relations


ifiwaswhite hashtag

The hashtag #IfIWasWhite is trending on Twitter right now. If you wade into the search results, you’ll see that white people are using it to deliver 140-character symposiums on race relations:

… and that non-white people are mostly using it to make jokes:

But it doesn’t really count if you’re observing societal double-standards or making lulz with this hashtag. The joke’s kind of on everyone, because:

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White failed to medal in Sochi today, and thus, will go home empty-handed. Kind of a crappy day for him.

But if that’s really how the hashtag started, it wasn’t used for those purposes long before #IfIWasWhite got hijacked for Twitter’s latest race debate.

So, in summation, white moral police …

… jokes …

… and relevant lessons in proper grammar:


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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