…the realms of Black Twitter, there are — like many other internet communities — different factions. Under the capitalistic umbrella, there are those who advocate that Black people should spend more time traveling than buying Jordans (“Passport Twitter”), those who harangue us to use whatever discretionary income we have to start a business (“LLC Twitter”), and then there are those who believe that having lunch with billionaire rapper Jay-Z is more advantageous to our growth than $10,000 (“Roc Nation Brunch Twitter”). While these subcultures may seem laughable to an outsider, they all indicate an unhealthy belief in what capitalism can do for the average Black person, leading adherents to nothing more than a mirage that ignores structural and material realities of what it means to be Black in this country.
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