11.21.2018

'N*****fishing' Is the New Form of Blackface

'N*****fishing' Is the New Form of Blackface

Black Twitter was thrown into a tizzy a couple of weeks ago when the term “n*****fished” went viral. Several pages associated with the term popped up with the intention of outing young, most often white women who appear to be adopting black culture and physical features to seemingly appear black, mixed race, or at least racially ambiguous.

The term “n*****fish” is an amalgam of the highly offensive n-word and “catfish,” a term all social media-addicted millennials use when they’ve been duped into believing someone isn’t who they appear to be. The new word seemed to help black Twitter finally put a name to all of the Kardashian-like influencers dotting Instagram explore pages.

For the full story, visit Vice.com.