Race, Social Justice

Tweets on the #CharlestonShooting show the good – and bad in people

#BLACKLIVESMATTER.

On the evening of June 17, 2015, a white man named Dylann Roof opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine people. It is believed that the church was targeted because it is one of the nation’s oldest black churches, prompting people to label the attack as a racist hate crime.

As always, Twitter was ahead of mainstream media, offering both commentary and live updates, but also calling out mainstream media for ignoring the news. Unfortunately, Twitter is a double-edged sword; for every thoughtful string of Tweets, there are five scumbags who troll the relevant hashtags and blockade all dialogue about the incident.

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On South Carolina and Governor Nikki Haley:

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On apologists and defenders:

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On white privilege:

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What you can do:

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Shayan Farooq

Shayan Farooq

Shayan was creating mini documentaries profiling Pacific Asian artists for the USC Pacific Asia Museum of Pasadena. You can follow her on Twitter, but not in real life.

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