After Shooting, a Twitter Hashtag Questions Portrayal of Blacks

August 12, 2014 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

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When Tyler Atkins heard about the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., he posted on Twitter a picture of himself in a tuxedo, with a saxophone around his neck, next to a photograph of himself dressed in a black T-shirt with a blue bandanna tied around his head and his finger pointed at the camera. Would he be stereotyped by the way he is dressed in the t-shirt vs tuxedo?

click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/us/if-they-gunned-me-down-protest-on-twitter.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

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