As City Guide reported earlier this week, 30-year-old Amherst grad Kyle Hunt has organized a White Man March in New York City for today. The purpose of the event is to help create awareness around the fact that white people are often discriminated against.
Hunt anticipated having to deal with controversy surrounding his cause, but he probably didn't anticipate that the hashtags #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns and #WhiteManMarch would trend on Twitter.
Here's a look at some of the best tweets. Not surprisingly, they are mostly hilarious, confused and critical of an event that argues "white genocide" is a real thing.
BRIE THE PEOPLE! #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Kevin Christy (@kevingchristy) March 15, 2014
"White people were slaves first!" #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Askia Muhammad I (@12oz_Of_ThisGuy) March 15, 2014
Yeah but why isn't there a White Man April? #WhiteManMarch— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) March 15, 2014
Do believe I'm going to #WhiteManMarch myself to the kitchen and make myself a sandwich!— Zachary Lipez (@ZacharyLipez) March 15, 2014
Moment of silence for all the drunken bros who accidentally end up in the #WhiteManMarch thinking it's a St. Patty's Day pub crawl.— Krista Doyle (@Krista_Doyle) March 15, 2014
White Men Can Jump (just not very high) #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— Mark (@rivetingbonmots) March 15, 2014
#WhiteManMarchProtestSigns Where's Our White Entertainment Television.— WesleyZ3 (@50th_President) March 15, 2014
Come for the overwhelming concentration of power and privilege stay because the police won't disrupt white people #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— The Poly Pagan (@Falcc) March 15, 2014
It's our Mayo and we NEED IT NOW!! #WhiteManMarchProtestSigns— . (@Phil_Cosby_) March 15, 2014