President Barack Obama

#WhiteTwitter Responds to Obama's Race Talk

SURPRISE! Conservative Tweeters rally against the President's speech

Toya Menzie

by Toya Menzie, July 19, 2013

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama 

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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. 

Toya Menzie is the social media manager at follow her on Twitter @TheLimerickLane

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