News broke yesterday about Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP chapter president and Africana studies professor who has passed for a black woman for a decade (and still insists that she is.) It was only a matter of time before Black Twitter blessed us with a hilarious take on this stranger-than-fiction situation. #AskRachel is full of black pop culture trivia that would presumably be posed to Dolezal to test her self-proclaimed blackness. Check out the tweets that had us dying…
It’s 7:00 on the dot… you’re in your what?
A. Crop Top
B. Pop Lock
C. Drop Top
D. Hop Scotch#AskRachel
— Agent Darkbootie (@thomeography) June 12, 2015
#AskRachel What should be wiped down?
E) All of the above
— Enrique Escobar (@erinnj_) June 12, 2015
Mary J Blige doesn’t want hateration or holleration in where?
A) Her home
B) At work
C) In cars
D) This Dancery #AskRachel
— Ima Fermata. Hold me. (@MikeSceezie) June 12, 2015
— Dewayne (@news11) June 12, 2015
#AskRachel If R. Kelly’s mind is telling him no, what is his body telling him?
d. Go home Robert you’re drunk
— Laura and Baron 4eva (@cbenjaminrucker) June 12, 2015
who better you call?
— Tré Melvin (@TreMelvin) June 12, 2015
— Purify🗣 (@Purify_toast17) June 12, 2015
— Nas🗣 (@BasedNas) June 12, 2015
— KEVAIN (@_KVain) June 13, 2015
— TJ BADD (@TamaraJanelle) June 13, 2015
If someone puts their hand up on your hip what is the appropriate response? #AskRachel
1. I dip.
2. You dip.
3. We dip.
4. All of the above
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 13, 2015
— july 29th. ♌️ (@iSmileForCuties) June 12, 2015
#AskRachel in order to want McDonalds from your parents you must have:
a) a job
b) a car
c) a reason
d) McDonald’s money
— BRIA🍭 (@_TheyScreamBria) June 13, 2015
“Weezy f baby and the f is for” which following word?
— KILL BILL ⚔️💕🥀 (@PunkyTheSinger) June 13, 2015
About how many times did the Ying Yang Twins done came to the club? #AskRachel
A. 50 to 11 times.
B. 50 or 11 times.
C. Fiddyleven times.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 12, 2015
And we’re dead…
You can see the full #AskRachel thread here.
Some people are characterizing the #AskRachel feed as bullying, and while some of the Rachel Dolezal memes and jokes circulating are very mean-spirited, we find the #AskRachel thread to be a lighthearted take on a very bizarre situation. What are your thoughts?