The black community has always deserved representation in every single space that we exist in. There are content creators who feel invalidated because we are unable to find other members of the black community on Twitch, especially during a time that we need to stand as one. The black community deserves representation, validation and acknowledgment. We deserve a black tag so that we can find, communicate and uplift each other.
Please create the black tag.
Twitch: you're letting the silence of non-Black folks affect the ability of Black folks to find one another if you rely on this voting system. Being an ally with a large platform means using this platform to help amplify marginalized voices that you profess to care about.
People have told me many times that they came to my stream because I was the only black person playing a game they were interested in... now imagine how nice it’d be if people didn’t have to scroll up and down directories looking for a face cam with a black person in it lol.
I'm not black but I 100% support a black tag, people want better ways to find people in their communities. Why is this even a vote just do it.
Twitch should absolutely be listening to Black streamers and add a Black tag. This would allow Black users to find streamers with similar experiences and allow for even more genuine connections on the app. Twitch, please show some genuine advocacy here and protect Black streamers on this app.
Twitch better start listening to their users and add a Black tag! Support Black creators not only when it’s convenient and profitable (like Black History Month). We don't want any ****** excuses and fake promises like you’ve done with the trans tag.
Twitch give Black streamers and viewers what they have been asking for! Help Black communities find each other and thrive!
fellow black streamer here. Would help a lot to have this tag.
I want an easy way to support my fellow black streamers
if even a company like uber eats has a “black owned” tag, then twitch needs to get on it and have a black tag!!! 😑
Do it! Black folk need their space and a way to find and support one another.
This would greatly help make black streamers more accessible to the platform and actually let the world see that there are black streamers in the world.
Pro: Visibility for those who want to support us.
Con: Visibility for those who want to harm us.
*Some people: If you don't want to get trolled then don't use the tag.*
Kinda defeats the purpose.
I think whatever works works but consider looking into other solutions. This convo is bigger than what I feel like typing so I'll end it here. lol
I will say though that a safe space is only safe when it's defended and it tends to be the creator's job to do so when all they did is place a tag in their stream.
Don't give us the same exhausted excuse saying "we want to protect blah blah" you're helping the trolls racist xenophobes and bigots instead of us if you don't give us a black tag.
Don't make them wait as long as we've been waiting on a trans tag. Minority groups need representation. Blacktagnow
Just want to remind everyone, we capitalize the B in Black. It identifies our culture, not the color. (Search for articles from The New York Times and others.)
I had some mixed feelings about the ideal of a Black tag initially, but when I saw Peer2Peer Live, it was clear that there's a strong demand for this! We want to discover ourselves, and be discovered. In general I think this is the start of improved discoverability on the platform.
This would be really beneficial, it now takes extra work to manually tag the darkies to filter out, and this would make my experience better thousandfold. Thank you, and thank Allah.
This shouldn't even be a debate... it should already be a thing. Create it, Twitch!