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I have mixed feelings about this idea. For those who don’t know, the hashtag comes from a group of clergy that object to the Florida police using mugshots of black people for target practice. They tweeted photos of themselves instead of mugshot photos of black males. I am gad that clergy are trying to do something to bring attention to this and try to change minds and behaviors. The problem is I don’t think this will do it. I haven’t seen many black faces among the clergy photos, which tells me this isn’t a good idea among black clergy, if anything because they know that they would be targets for the police when not in priestly garb. Having white clergy substitute their photos once again puts white people in charge (or the saviors of) a problem for the black community. And as a friend pointed out, why are we encouraging the police to use people—any people—as targets anyway? The meaning behind the hashtag was with good intentions, it just wasn’t thought out to the full conclusion.

Here is the link to one of the original articles:

Here’s a good counterargument article: