President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama 

Since #BlackTwitter is taken as a monolith, perhaps we can call this "#WhiteTwitter's" response to President Obama's poignant speech about Trayvon Martin, racial profiling and the treatment of African-American men in the U.S.* This kind of pervasive resistance to the notion of humanizing Black boys, cannot and will not stop the necessary social change that President Obama calls on ALL Americans to embrace.

 

*Insert the should-be-unnecessary disclaimer that I understand that no, this is not how ALL White people responded to the speech. K? K. 

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