Birth of a Crisis

ApparentlylolWhile no amount of justification is adequate to rationalize away the violence perpetrated by protesters in the days following Mike Brown’s death, it is important to understand where a fair deal of the prerequisite rage originated.  The frequent target is racism but when reviewing twitter traffic in the hours and days following August 9th it becomes clear that many of the myths still spread today originated from specific individuals.  What follows is an examination of many (though not all) of the important tweets that occurred immediately following Mike Brown’s death. I’ve been using the following website as a source: Continue reading