UndocuYouth Respond to Bieber Arrest and Proposed Deportation with #Undeportable Selfies
By Luis Moreno
[This post was originally published on BuzzFeed but was removed because of complaints of “racial bias” against whites.]
So the Biebs got arrested by Florida police on Thursday morning for drunk driving and speeding in his Lamborghini. We know this.
The internet, always on top of it, responded with #DeportBieber, which put young undocuyouth in an interesting position — basically they were asking, “Should we support this douche?”
I think Prerna Lal had a pretty spot on commentary over at Racefiles — bringing to light the racial disparities when it comes to white vs people of color interaction with immigration enforcement. After all, undocumented people of color have been deported for much less.
Hence, with the magic of selfies, microsoft paint, and understanding of white privilege #undeportable was born.
Shouts to Yessica Gonzalez for sending the spawning Snapchat!
More selfie greatness after the jump: