Today, March 6th is #BlackOutDay. The campaign aims to celebrate black beauty and fight against negative and damaging stereotypes that are often perpetrated by the media.
“We’re asking black people to share pictures, videos and GIFs of themselves to celebrate our people coming from all different walks of life. It’s a celebration of black beauty and our individuality.
Unfortunately, in most popular media talking about black people and our bodies, it’s mostly of us breaking the law, being killed or mistreated, so it’s nice to combat these negative images and stereotypes with positive representations of ourselves.”
It is important to engage with this social media campaign no matter what your race to help fight the negative portrayal of black people in our media. I encourage to post pictures and tag #BlackOutDay or be an ally by liking, sharing, and retweeting the pictures!