The Appropriation of “Rest in Power”

Why Every Thing Isn’t for Every Body

Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photo-of-person-s-palm-4631077/

I came across a Twitter thread in which a woman made it abundantly clear to another that she saw nothing wrong with appropriating a phrase that originated in Black circles: rest in power. At first I ignored the matter, but the more I thought about how the woman doubled down on her position and assumed privilege, the more it got under my…

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Clay Rivers

Artist, author, accidental activist, & editorial dir of Our Human Family (http://medium.com/our-human-family). Twitter: @clayrivers