30 In Real Life Memes: Here is a collection of some really funny hilarious memes that in one way or the other reflect your real life, be sure to share these with your best friends, it will surely make up their day. African-Americans like social media and social media love African-Americans. According to a Pew study conducted in 2015, almost half of black internet users use Instagram, compared to fewer than a quarter of white users. Twitter is more equally divided yet continues to be dominated by minorities.
Parallel to the meme’s growth in online culture, we’ve seen black-user-generated material take center stage. Not only is blackness universally drawn to the internet, technology, and the future — as shown by the thriving traditions of Afrofuturist literature, house music, and hip-hop videos — but the internet is also a necessary condition for black culture to flourish.
What causes this ailment? According to others, such as Kodwo Eshun and John Akomfrah, the African diaspora foreshadows the impact of digital networks on bodies and subjectivities. As black people, we are not unfamiliar with the alienation associated with mediated selfhood. We have much experience with mass monitoring, which the white avant-garde would have us think is a very new phenomenon in state control. As British Afrofuturism asserts, the diaspora is “a forerunner of the post-industrial push for fluxes and deterritorialization,” implying that blackness was always ahead of its time, always always a networked culture, and always already dematerialized, owing to the Middle Passage. Cedric Robinson discussed the “ontological wholeness” or collective existence of blackness in Black Marxism, arguing that its preservation is the main charge of the Black Radical tradition.