As far as I can tell, your peoples an 'em have been acting a fool on Twitter. Right now even the hashtag #theresnoneedforyou is running rampant. Twitter user _iTALiANQUEEN posted: #theresnoneedforyou if your juss a moocher. dont try to feed off my lifee #GTFOH. It doesn't matter that she's reppin' Italy, on Twitter, if you play this game, you're blacker than your average. You just know your cousins are going to take it all downhill from there.
I asked a Respectable Negro what she thought about her peoples on twitter. She responded with what I can only describe as a "Child Please" face and called me a derogatory term under her breath before walking away. I moved on. I asked Tiffany B Brown--who is so colored, she has it in her name--about her cousins and social media. She would neither admit to knowing what I was talking about nor claim what are obviously her folks. In fact, she suggested that they were related to me instead.
How dare she?
Then we realized we weren't a monolith of thought and action nor an "other" even though, despite what Farhod Manjoo's closing paragraph attempts to say (after 12 paragraphs that seek to offer an abundance of 'evidence' of the opposite), that is how Slate's How Black People Use Twitter title and graphic suggests they think of us.
Then we looked at each other, held hands and skipped like pickaninnies to the local wing shack.