15 7 / 2014

So Rihanna posts #FreePalestine, gets pushback from right wing racists, & deletes her post. Amar’e Stoudemire, Waka Flocka, Dwight Howard, Tyrese, Swizz Beatz, & Rihanna went with their conscience & posted about Palestine. Some got scared & deleted. These celeb posts point to something (even deleted ones). While their posts aren’t transformational and surely don’t smash apartheid, it highlights a slight shift in discourse. Another issue, I don’t find it useful to flood feeds & bash these celebs for deleted posts. We know what they thought before they were harassed. Let’s build on our end. Look how Talib Kweli was positively engaged. He listened, asked questions, reflected, cancelled & continues to speak up for justice in Palestine.

So Rihanna posts #FreePalestine, gets pushback from right wing racists, & deletes her post. Amar’e Stoudemire, Waka Flocka, Dwight Howard, Tyrese, Swizz Beatz, & Rihanna went with their conscience & posted about Palestine. Some got scared & deleted. These celeb posts point to something (even deleted ones). While their posts aren’t transformational and surely don’t smash apartheid, it highlights a slight shift in discourse. Another issue, I don’t find it useful to flood feeds & bash these celebs for deleted posts. We know what they thought before they were harassed. Let’s build on our end. Look how Talib Kweli was positively engaged. He listened, asked questions, reflected, cancelled & continues to speak up for justice in Palestine.

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    The celebrities who have posted bare support through a tweet and then delete it actually frustrate me even more....
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