The Appropriation of “Rest in Power”

Why Every Thing Isn’t for Every Body

Photo by cottonbro studio:

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 ( Twitter: @clayrivers