With the start of Black History Month, many celebs and politicians are sharing their support for the annual observance of the history and achievements of Black people and their contributions to society that often go overlooked in traditional (read: white and male) historical education.
For members of the first family, however, their tweets in support of Black History Month fly in the face of what many feel are empty words from people whose problematic views have been on display in the past.
Tweeting out her belief that Black History Month should be a time to “come together in a celebration of diversity,” caused many to respond to her tweet with venom, prompting some to remind FLOTUS of her husband’s actions that appear to run counter to this value:
FLOTUS wasn’t the only person to be taken to task by the people of the internet, however. White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump also tweeted out support for Black History Month, but considering she’s previously been accused of complicity in what many people consider to be socially harmful policy measures by her father’s administration, folks did not hold back.
“During #BlackHistoryMonth,” Trump tweeted, “we celebrate heroes like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dr Martin Luther King Jr. who were sojourners for freedom — and we resolve to continue to bring greater equality, dignity, and opportunity to all Americans, regardless of race or background.”
Twitter was decidedly not having it, with some directly pointing to the president’s administration for its lack of diversity and the times her father has been accused of racist actions and words.
Others just straight up trolled her.
Last month, Ivanka Trump was also called out for tweeting her support of MLK day. FLOTUS, meanwhile, has been questioned for her choice to work towards ending online bullying in light of the president’s highly publicized twitter feuds.
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