As Mahatma Gandhi once said, you have to start with yourself. The brilliance of this is that it can be applied to almost anything, starting with the amount of trash lying on the streets and ending with some actual social issues that can’t be ignored. This post features someone who just couldn’t put up with racist graffiti around the city center of Manchester anymore and figured out how to improve the situation in a brilliantly witty way.
People have spotted the stickers all around the city covering hoax Extinction Rebellion posters with inflammatory messages about immigration and race. Although the person behind this is unknown, it seems that the stickers themselves come from an Australian organization called Cracks Appearing Distro.
The racist graffiti covering cat sticker won’t solve the problem entirely, but it will at least cover it up until the city eventually takes care of it by repainting the wall, cleaning the ground, etc… Plus, the witty cat sticker is not just trying to hide it, but also acknowledge the issue and bring it to the forefront, and face it head-on.
If you enjoyed this idea, you will also like a post we published a while back: a gallery of cleverly redone graffiti that shows how to creatively fight swastikas which is another way to push back against racism and bigotry with humor.