This Month in Co-Opted Symbolism
Black lives matter, but not as much as gay marriage.
A Mother Jones Contributor titles this "The Gays Won the Civil War", and who can argue? Obviously black people haven't. Unsurprisingly, the artist is an upper middle class white man from New York City.
Look, I'm pleased and happy that finally gay marriage is legalized across the US and we can put this issue behind us, but wow. Nine church-going black people are gunned down (in their church), and finally a symbol of racism is getting pulled down. They are barely cold, and the people raising the victory flag? Primarily middle and upper class white people. This isn't news, but despite Jessie Jackson's "Rainbow Coalition", the rainbow flag has for decades been a gay pride symbol.
And rich white people wonder why black people often don't identify with or join their liberal causes.
Edit: Actually, the term is "Cultural Appropriation". My apologies.