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While Saturday, March 15 was a normal weekend day, much like any other, for the vast majority of the world, for a select few defenders of white men and the white race in general, it was a day of political action.
Organized by a white guy from Massachusetts named Kyle Hunt, the White Man March, as it was called, was intended to be a worldwide, semi-coordinated effort of oppressed white men to demand their rights and fight back against “diversity,” which, in their telling, is a codeword for “white genocide.”
Unfortunately for embattled white guys everywhere, the event seems to have been something of a flop, with very few attendees and precious little non-mocking coverage from the media. But that’s not to say the whole thing was for naught; on Twitter, it led to the explosion of a mocking hashtag, #whitemanmarchprotestsigns, which provided countless numbers of bored weekend tweeters with something funny to do on an otherwise uneventful Saturday.
Here, then, are some of the better #whitemanmarchprotestsigns tweets:
White males are under attack! We're only 90% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies! IT USED TO BE 100% #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Elon James White (@elonjames) March 15, 2014
BUT THEY USE THAT WORD ALL THE TIME #whitemanmarchprotestsigns— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) March 15, 2014
What do we want? More pumpkin flavored food items! When do we want it? NOW! #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) March 15, 2014
I wish Black people would take some personal responsibility while I blame all my problems on President Obama #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— GrooveSDC (@GrooveSDC) March 15, 2014
What do we want EVERYTHING When do we want it STILL #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Classic Charles (@Ugarles) March 15, 2014
CALLING ME RACIST IS RACIST #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) March 15, 2014
I OWN "THE BLIND SIDE" ON BLU RAY #whitemanmarchprotestsigns— Dr. Astronope (@GeneAdrift) March 15, 2014
I understand racism; my grandfather was Irish #whitemanmarchprotestsigns— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) March 16, 2014
#WhiteManMarchProtestSigns [it's a low res print out of the dave matthews band logo]— kept_simple (@kept_simple) March 15, 2014
Elias Isquith is a staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith.More Elias Isquith.
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