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Tomorrow afternoon starting around 4 we’re gonna trend #Fornever21 in protest of the Black Panther crop top Forever 21 is selling. This is a collab between thisiswhiteprivilege, whitepeoplesaidwhat, and weareallmixedup. Some good examples we’ve come up with so far:
"Colorism *image of a rainbow under it*"
"Stand your ground *image of red stilettos*"
"Stop and Frisk (me ;))"
"Ku Klux Kute"
Also within the tweets, you can include discussion points about cultural appropriation. Start coming up with ideas and stuff now so you’ve got plenty to tweet about tomorrow afternoon. Our goals are: 1) Get the gross ass shirt pulled from Forever 21. 2) Spark a conversation about cultural appropriation.
Get excited. Get pumped. Let’s make a whole lot of noise. Reblog this a couple of times between now and then so come 4pm-ish tomorrow we’ll be ready to trend it all evening.
Less than five hours until we trend this. Remember: the hashtag is #fornever21. “West Coast Panthers” was a nickname for the West Coast wing of the Black Panther Party. Removing this symbol from its cultural context and marketing it to white teenagers as vintage and trendy is appropriative and gross. Can you imagine what they would do to a person of color if we were caught wearing the Black Panther logo?
Later tonight we’ll be posting a collection of our favorite #fornever21 tweets. Get excited!
Forever 21 also is pretty well known for being a prime instigator in the bulldozing over of a primarily latino and community of color community garden.
what is going on w/forever 21 (and big box chains that need “storage space”) is also land theft, gentrification, environmental violence, the literal destroying of community and their food sources.