We Used to March; Now, We Twerk—Tiara Mack Demonstrates How Far We’ve Fallen – Opinion

One of the most important players in Civil Rights Movement was the Congress on Racial Equality. (CORE) wrote the following about the 1963 March on Washington.

The 1963 March on Washington attracted an estimated 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. Participants walked down Constitution and Independence avenues, then — 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed — gathered before the Lincoln Monument for speeches, songs, and prayer. Televised live to an audience of millions, the march provided dramatic moments, most memorably the Dr. King’s Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech.

The march was much larger than any previous protests. It had a clear impact on both the passing of civil rights legislation as well as on public opinion nationwide. The march proved that mass appeal can be powerful and inspired others to join the feminist, anti-war and environmental movements. However, the 1963 March on Washington had more to it than its iconic image. As the high point of the Civil Rights Movement, the march — and the integrationist, nonviolent, liberal form of protest it stood for — was followed by more radical, militant, and race-conscious approaches.

As the Virginia Slims commercial said, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” In this case, it’s not a good look.

Now, instead of marching, we are rioting, burning, and… twerking?!

It was first seen in protests for abortion rights after the upturn of Roe.

It was also popular among strippers to twerk for their rights.

Now, however, politics and pop culture are melding thanks to Tiara Mack of Rhode Island. I’m quite sure nobody has missed this viral TikTok video, from her official senate account, no less.

Mack got the attention that she desired when her video became viral. Mack claimed it was her way to express her body autonomy after the viral video. Dobbs abortion decision, and did a series of posters like “Twerk for Abortion Justice,” and “Twerk for Black Girl Magic,” to reinforce her point.

You can read her op-ed here Newsweek, where she bemoaned the “separate rules” that dictated her actions, justified why her unacceptable behavior is really perfectly acceptable—because she’s queer and Black.

Being queer and Black, I have grown to accept this kind of treatment. It doesn’t make it okay, but I realize there are separate rules in society for me. It is liberating for some to not follow these rules, while it may be uncomfortable for others. All that I do I try to lead with compassion, empathy, love, understanding, and joy.

It’s all about different standards. Here’s what puzzles me. She was able to get elected despite these standards (or so she says). So, it seems those different standards didn’t stop Mack from winning a public office, did it? If these “different standards” are so terrible, Mack could use her state senatorship to help change them!

Mack instead is pushing for bills to sexualize children and to twerk for votes. Mack is, however, the author. plays the CRT card of, “I don’t have to uphold your standards, because your standards are RACIST!!!!”

girl. I am also a senator from the state of New Jersey and have an Ivy League diploma. It’s hard to say no to you. Their decorum isn’t for us. They can’t respect us in a system designed to oppress us.

It’s the same system as allowing you to run and win for office. And then, you can make a fool out of yourself on Tiktok.

What a slap in the face to Black women who don’t make excuses, don’t see standards as an oppressor/oppressed thing, and hold themselves to those standards out of respect for themselves, and others.

Here’s the rub. In the 1960s, Blacks had a lot to say about injustice, the different standards of Jim Crow, and, oh… little things like bombing churches, being beaten when we tried to vote, and lynching. The nation wasn’t listening, so what did we do? We Marched.

CORE stressed that this move was innovative in America, particularly when you consider the violence against these protests as well as peaceful demonstrations. Solid policies and solid actions won us the victory.

Similar sentiments can be applied to the end of abortion. What should you do? Roe Jan 1973: The law became effective. Catholics for Life, and other organizations decided that this was the right thing to do. March Peacefully on the anniversary, they continued to do so for over 50 years. They have strong voices and proven advocacy for unborn children and their mothers. RoeFinally, the decision was reversed.

But Tiara Mack’s twerking is a bright, shiny object that got people’s attention, and that was it. It is not a voice that can be considered intelligent or logical. No real policies. No direction for the future.

The “Ivy League” education not withstanding, when Mack opened her mouth, she pretty much proved all the pushback and criticism. Mack’s comments have been nothing but the same old Democrat talk points. Mack is open about Mack’s race and her sexuality. Any policies Mack is talking about are related to race and sexuality. It is a way to normalize behavior which is not normal, just like the Drag Queen shows that Mack exposes children to.

Much of this criticism and pushback on Mack’s wrecking of standards and decorum is not only coming from conservatives or the right-wing, but from a whole lot of Black people—especially Black women—who have worked hard to not be otherized and sexualized. This was all made possible by one TikTok-video.

In March, we used to march. Now, we twerk.

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