#IfIWasWhite: Shaun White Hashtag Hijacked For Race Relations

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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:

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