June 18, 2015

Initial reactions to Charleston shootings

White boy Dylann Roof allegedly shot nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina. Here are some initial thoughts from social media on this mass murder:Why is it always a white guy: The roots of modern, violent rageDwayne Rodgers ‏@DiggsWayne
Has anyone done a serious study of White male aggression? Or does their privilege exempt them from such studies? #DysfunctionIgnored

ella's homie ‏@_BrothaG
There is a history to church folks being terrorized by white supremacy. Most lynchings & rapes took place during & after church #AMEShooting

TRiLL CLiNTON ‏@iMadeSmartCool
Just as it was in the 1960's, the deliberate shooting of a Black church is to send a loud message:

You are safe nowhere.

daveweigel ‏@daveweigel
Should you politicize a shooting? Use this test:

(1) The shooter is Muslim
(2) The shooter is not Muslim

If (1), feel free to politicize.

Salon.com ‏@Salon
Racists take to Twitter to spew in wake of Charleston shootings http://slnm.us/1V2s91w
Lawrence Brown ‏@BmoreDoc
Nine killed in Waco. A "brawl"
Nine killed in Charleston. A "shooting"

Zero killed in Baltimore during resistance. The apocalypse.

BlueCornComics ‏@bluecorncomics
Can we have a national outpouring of grief for Charleston with a "Charleston Strong" slogan? Oh, wait, the victims were black. Never mind.

Phillip Atiba Goff ‏@DrPhilGoff
Disturbing to hear @nikkihaley say she never thought people weren't safe in churches. 32 Black churches in 18 months.

Salon.com ‏@Salon
Call it what it is: The Charleston shooting is domestic terrorism http://slnm.us/gEYqO0p
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Santa Barbara Shootings Show America's Pathology and Newtown Shootings Show America's Pathology.

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