the post was perfect. simple. powerful. a way to show the world her commitment to racial equality and the struggles of Black people. a black square, with the hastag #blacklivesmatter. she only found out later that the hastags were supposed to be #blackouttuesday and #theshowmustbepaused, otherwise the other one would be flooded with useless black squares. but it was the thought that counted, right? these people were so rude, they should be grateful that she was trying to help. one of her Black friends told her to google 'performative activism'. she would, after she reposted that instagram chain.