Mayor Brandon Scott and Black Twitter Cause the Term 'DEI' to Go Viral

After the Mayor gave a new definition of DEI, Black Twitter took over the conversation with some hilarious tweets.

Mayor Brandon Scott is not for the games.

The 39-year-old mayor of Baltimore did not take too kindly to Republican lawmakers who blamed DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives for the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

In an appearance on "The Reid Out” with host Joy Reid, Scott addressed those who attempted to use “DEI” as a dog whistle while the city is dealing with the aftermath of  "an unthinkable tragedy.”

"Listen, I know, we all know, and you know very well that Black men and young Black men in particular have been the boogeyman for those who are racist and think that only straight wealthy white men should have a saying in anything," Scott told Reid.

Scott then gave his interpretation of DEI.

"What they mean by DEI, in my opinion, is duly elected incumbent," he continued. "We know what they want to say, but they don't have the courage to say the N-word, and the fact that I don't believe in their untruthful and wrong ideology ... scares them."

How Did DEI Become the New American Battlefield?

After Scott set the record straight, Black Twitter took it to another level with some hilarious explanations of what DEI stands for and incorporating DEI in everything from song lyrics to movie scenes.

To bring you up to speed on the DEI talk that’s happening on Black Twitter, below are some of the top DEI tweets:

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