This new hashtag that black Twitter is giving a whirl, #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies, has got me thinking about Rachel Dolezal and all of the black-culture litmus tests that people jokingly said they wanted her to take to confirm whether or not she was indeed black.
There are so many things that black Americans experience individually—and yet collectively—that thread our lives, especially during the holidays.
Thanksgiving is coming up, and the #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies hashtags, tweets and memes describe all of the awkward, funny and memorable conversations and goings-on that African Americans can expect come Thursday. Here are the best ones:
Some of these are experiences that all Americans, and even people of other nationalities, likely have during family gatherings. So it’s a nice familial trip down memory lane.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.