cute-but-brutal whispered, "I think the reason people think YOLO is "racist" is because it's a phrase used by mostly the young, African American, hip hop crowd and criticizing anything from that culture is verboten. We all studied AAVE in school have been taught that that's a legitimate English dialect so maybe those people think you are undermining AAVE and the neologisms that come from it. I thought the meme was funny. I don't care WHO uses it. It's dumb."

Well…this is a ridiculous reason to call something racist considering the entirety of the internet uses YOLO, whether in jest or in seriousness…..but I suppose this explains it?


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posted 2 years ago

We are English majors. This is our meme.