It started out innocuous enough – Jai Wolf asking for his white followers to get in touch with their minority friends, just ask them how they’re doing, in response to this past weekend’s domestic terror attack in Charlottesville.


However, Ghastly responded, broadening the racial profile those who should ask how they can help, urging others to not generalize one race.

(And for what it’s worth, Jai Wolf didn’t respond to any further tweets during the duration of this conversation.)

This is an argument that has reared its head many times before, not just from Ghastly, but from many others on social media and in real life. (And indeed, this is not the first time that Ghastly and Jai Wolf have butted heads on Twitter, either.) The idea of white generalization has been one of the things that white people have fought against in a more racially-charged society, especially since the election of Donald Trump, but realistically, even before that. Those that fight against the idea, though, miss one main point – if you’re not racist, they’re not talking about you.

That being said, Ghastly’s response did spark a litany of rebuttals from fans and other DJs, as well, including Hotel Garuda, Chet Porter, Jauz, and Shaun Frank.

Ultimately, nothing will be solved by bickering on Twitter. You can raise awareness, sure, but it will not affect real change. Reach out to your local representatives and tell them how you feel, urge them to do something about it and stand on the right side of history. When your children ask what you did to stand up for the rights of the disenfranchised, what will you tell them? You tweeted about it?