#BBQBecky Goes Viral


Is public shaming a solution to getting White people to stop calling the cops on Black people?

Last week when #BBQBecky/Susan called the cops on a Black family having a cookout at Lake Merritt in Oakland, she probably didn't expect her face to be plastered across the internet. Normally, there aren't consequences for these kinds of police calls but maybe the fear of public humiliation will give the next white person pause before calling the cops on Black people doing normal daily activities. Because no one was physically harmed in this incident, folks on the internet have been creating memes with her image showing the absurdity of calling the police in this situation. Here's a round up of some of our favorites: