Y.R.N via Tumblr

If you’ve been wondering why you’ve seen so many beautiful pictures of black people on social media today, you can credit it to #BlackOutDay. Created by Tumblr user Y.R.N, #BlackOutDay aims to be a show of community and solidarity.

Currently trending on Twitter, #BlackOutDay is filled with selfies, gifs and videos of black people in their glory. The creator of the day wants to show that black history happens every day.

Take a look at a few of the photos from Twitter:


But of course, with anything celebrating black people, there are always the detractors whining about, “What if there was #WhiteOutDay? It would be called racist!” And the only suitable response I can come up with is this: