18 GIFs for shutting down racists on Facebook

Warning: Use of these GIFs may cause white tears.

Feb 29, 2020, 6:56 pm*

Internet Culture

If you talk to enough white people on Facebook, it’s bound to happen eventually—one of them will say something racist.

It doesn’t have to be malicious. It doesn’t even have to be intentional. It could be something as simple (and cringeworthy) as “I love your guys’ hair! Can I touch it?” Whatever it is, you can rest assured: It’s gonna happen.

Although there are plenty of primers with great advice for handling white blunders, some racist remarks are so bad they’ll leave you speechless—and that’s where GIFs come in handy. Behold: 18 comebacks in GIF form for some common racist blunders. Enjoy.

1) “I don’t see color.”

2) “ALL lives matter.”

3) “Black people just need to—”

4) Any mention of “sensitivity” or “PC culture.”

5) “I’m not racist, but—”

6) “Some of my best friends are black people.” 

7) “[People of color] are playing the victim.’”

8) “You’re playing the ‘race card.’”

9) “I’m one-eighteenth Cherokee, so… ”

10) “This isn’t about race!”

11) “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, or purple!”

12) “My ancestors were Irish, so I know about being discriminated against.”

13) “Why isn’t there a WHITE history month?”

14) “You’re being racist against white people.”

15) “There’s more black-on-black crime than there is white-on-black crime.”

16) “Just because I’m white doesn’t mean I have white privilege.”

17) “Talking about race is divisive.”

18) “Slavery’s been over for two hundred years!”

Illustration by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Sep 27, 2015, 12:00 pm