15 Spot-On Responses to the Ridiculous #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter Hashtag

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Twitter users defend women of color by rebutting the #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter hashtag.

Shortly after Serena Williams’ defeat of Maria Sharapova last week, the dubious #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter hashtag began trending worldwide on Twitter. Twitter’s response was swift, and witty. In a plethora of responses, Twitter users defended women of color by rebutting the #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter hashtag.

The hashtag got even more attention when The Hunger Games actress Amandla Sternberg accused Kylie Jenner of cultural appropriation after Jenner posted a photo of herself sporting cornrows. "When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter,” wrote Sternberg. Whew!

Here are 15 responses to #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter that we're still talking about.

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter making fun of naturally tan and dark WoC but using tanning beds and bronzers to look like Doritos

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#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter -being racist towards black people but wanting mixed kids

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#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter by using deception to joining the #NAACP

I don't understand what the 'it' in #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter is supposed to be. Like appropriation? wanting to marry our men? casserole?

Wanting to be mixed-race. AKA, claim our "exotic" culture and aesthetic, not our struggle. #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter at using their salty tears to season their dry food

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter getting skin cancer via tanning to look like the people they oppress

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter do what better? burn in the sun? steal cultures? exclude woc in their feminist movements? age every 5 seconds?

Looking at this #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter hashtag trying to figure out exactly what "it" is pic.twitter.com/hMwn8Llk1q

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter Losing. pic.twitter.com/mRI3iZxZsF

I mean if black, Hispanic, and middle-eastern women didn't exist...sure... #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter

when white girls swear #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter but all they do is appropriate other cultures pic.twitter.com/BgeHpdRvNA

I don't get how anyone can argue that #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter when the queen of the world is black pic.twitter.com/TMngsu1D5n

convincing themselves they're twerking when they're really causing themselves spinal damage #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter

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