0
Total
0

UndocuYouth Respond to Justin Bieber Deportation Buzz

So the Biebs got arrested by Florida police on Thursday morning for drunk driving and speeding in his Lamborghini. We know this.

The internet, always on top of it, responded with #DeportBieber, which put young undocuyouth in an interesting position – basically they were asking, “Should we support Bieber? Presente.org has a petition so we get the #biebertreatment4all and become #undeportable.

We think Perna Lal had a pretty spot on commentary over at Racefiles – bringing to light the racial disparities when it comes to white vs people of color interaction with immigration enforcement. After all, undocumented people of color have been deported for much less.

Hence, with the magic of selfies, microsoft paint, and understanding of white privilege #undeportable was born.

#Shouts to Yessica Gonzalez for sending the spawning Snapchat and much of the artwork.

2014-01-24-62054_10200512804221491_6936038_n.jpg

Then they took it to the next level

2014-01-24-400619_689252591119173_539683264_n.jpg

We did get some hurt feelings, but mostly from citizens and white people but we are not in the business of making white people feel better about their privilege so we kept at it.

2014-01-24-1011610_689291794448586_934862398_n.jpg

Word spread quickly and some of our more prominent undocufriends Ju Hong and Erika Andiola joined in.

2014-01-24-1604921_10201437020863278_1289612215_n.jpg

2014-01-24-1453218_689243371120095_71168845_n.jpg

Even the undocuqueers were ready to add our own.

2014-01-24-1601527_10202085154223404_2032834489_n.jpg

Coincidently their #undeportable selfies made them more popular on Grindr.

2014-01-24-1002133_689287254449040_835565310_n1.jpg

On Undocumemes people delivered their own twist

2014-01-24-1606916_689451314432634_2044188486_n.jpg

You can submit your #undeportable selfie at Undocumemes’ Facebook page.UndocuMemes also share our buzzfeed post and dreamers adrift blog.