The Brief: Black Twitter began making memes about superpowers after a user claimed on Dec. 21 Black people will "unlock their real DNA."
While 2020 has had a few ups and many, many downs, it appears like there is one more pro for people of the African diaspora. According to a Twitter user, Black people will unlock their “real DNA” on Dec. 21.
This claim was made in a Twitter thread after a user questioned why America encountered so many issues trying to handle the spread of COVID. One individual responded by saying the government has a history of being deceitful to its citizens and probably has ulterior motives. This may have been a reference to the Tuskegee Study which tested syphilis in Black men for 40 years without ever telling them their diagnoses or providing proper (or sometimes any) treatment at all.
Girlll bc this aint a REAL pandemic ppl die from the flu, pneumonia etc every day every year in larger amounts. Some ppl view it as something other than public health crisis plus our govt has a history of being deceitful to its citizens for ulterior motives.
— The Southern Belle Bombshell (@simplyshakeila_) December 4, 2020
When others questioned what the government’s motives could be, another user said: “As black people, genetically we are stronger and smarter than everyone else, we are more creative, on December 21 our Real DNA will be unlocked and majority will be able to do things that we thought were fiction… they wanna make us average.”
As black people, genetically we are stronger and smarter than everyone else, we are more creative, on December 21 our Real DNA will be unlocked and majority will be able to do things that we thought were fiction. Learn who u are as a people 👩🏽🦯 they wanna make us average
— bb (@lottidot) December 5, 2020
There is no truth to this statement, however Black Twitter had no problem creating numerous memes about what could happen on Dec. 21.
are all my black ppl excited for December 21st?
— Precious Thee Angel (@preciousbeyond) December 7, 2020
— 𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕖𝕖 𝟛𝟘𝟘𝟘. (@highendtheori) December 6, 2020
Us on December 21st pic.twitter.com/yHk3Z5GIEi
— ☁️𝓚☁️ (@KaylaImaniM) December 9, 2020
All black people after December 21st pic.twitter.com/5O1G4ARdbP
— Meez #FreeMelee (@The_Meezus) December 5, 2020
There were also many hotep memes.
Black people after the December 21 update drop pic.twitter.com/jHnkukbPT3
— Ion know how this app work (@MollyWop9) December 6, 2020
All black people after December 21st pic.twitter.com/ADI9zHmMTN
— Failed Rival (@blackotaconerd) December 6, 2020
When December 21st comes : pic.twitter.com/zXeQ6eHa2r
— Ϫⲉⲑⲥⲏⲙⲁⲛⲏ🌙 (@gethsummoney) December 6, 2020
Some hoped for specific talents and skills.
I better be getting some teleportation 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/scnyVuHsct
— JT (@TheBoiSno) December 6, 2020
And already mocked those who won’t receive them.
Dec 22: “This nigga has to FLY around the city he can’t teleport like us LMAOOOO” pic.twitter.com/MuLXYb0lbQ
— N🐉 (@lilnxmi) December 6, 2020
Others poked fun at those who may not be able to fully power-up.
Lightskin niggas on December 21st cuz only half their DNA unlocks: pic.twitter.com/wKMU343FMs
— Brotha Thanos ✊🏾🧙🏿♂️ (@3amhennessey) December 6, 2020
And a few were a little skeptical.
If I wake up December 21 and I’m not a xman I’m a be tight
— Hovain (@Hovain) December 9, 2020
Why everyone thinking so hard about 12.21.20 it’s just winter solstice energy will be high & it’s gonna be dark we not gon wake up on a plantation y’all cappin 😂😂🤣
— ✨ Heaven Sent ✨ (@Real21sav__) December 10, 2020