Debate About White Women 'Blackfishing' Rages Online—Here's What It Means, And Why People Find It So Troubling
Aga Brzostowska

A new term hitting social media showcases a disturbing trend among white women who portray themselves as black by cherry-picking features to highlight in photos. It's called "blackfishing" — a riff on "catfishing," where a person pretends to be someone on social media that they are not in real life — and it has a lot of people talking.

In November, a thread on Twitter brought attention to the problem. Twitter user @WannaWorld asked people to share examples of "all of the white girls cosplaying as black women on Instagram." The post took off, with over 23,000 retweets, and the conversation began.

There was an overwhelming response to the call.

Twitter user @yeahboutella was among the first to bring up the topic.

Some felt they had pinpointed the source.

People weighed in on why this is so problematic and not simply a case of "too much tanner."

The women accused of "blackfishing" are denying that was their intention.

But black women had issues with these excuses.

There was also this perspective.

This is a conversation that will no doubt continue for some time.

H/T: The Independent, BBC

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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