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WE CANT HAVE SHIT I SWEAR UPDATE: @goawayjoyce changed her username to @sadgirl6987 + she’s still being a racist. She got her racist friends to gang up on me on Twitter today. @justininthepack has sincerely apologized. @gunnardickson is actually a spoiled raging racist asshole. + has no remorse. @alexinacup just laughs at it. @holsaw_10 jumped in with @sadgirl6987 to bully me. ch

We can’t trust the media anymore. Ever since the cops gunned down #michaelbrown the media portrayed him as a thug or a menace to society to justify a reason for his murder. The way a person dress doesn’t define who they are or what they haven’t accomplished. Media tends to do that a lot especially towards minorities. So #IfTheyGunnedMeDown the picture they would use is the picture with a gun and knife in my hand knowing that that’s a costume for a short action video I will be in but make it seem like I’m some domestic terrorist and the cops would be in the right for killing me. They’d make sure my pictures of my achievements in not only in academics but in life would never see the light of day. They make it seem like when minorities are killed they never had anything going for themselves, never graduated high school or college, doesn’t have a job, and that we are better off dead. It’s time we fight them back towards discrimination. #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #minoritiesforthewin

This just went from bad to worse.

—- UPDATE: She turns out to be a random lady from Florida and not actually his wife. (I did not know this when I posted this picture.) I took a screenshot of this post from a Facebook page that affiliates with Anonymous. However, I am not going to delete this because she is still a piece of scum for saying this and deserves to be put in negative light - plus, people need to know what is going on! Either way, sorry for the confusion.
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Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter users expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown protests the depiction of minorities — especially African-Americans — who are often presented as “violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations,” according to The Root. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday after an altercation with the officer in Ferguson, a predominately black suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, police said. Details of the shooting are in dispute, and the St. Louis County Police Department is still investigating the incident.

The anger on Twitter was prompted by a photo used in some news stories about Brown’s death. It shows the 18-year-old with his fingers extended, which some have interpreted as a peace sign, while others considered it a “gang sign.”

In response, many black men and women tweeted side-by-side photos of themselves — one image depicting the user as an upstanding or everyday citizen, and another showing the user as stereotypically thuggish. They included the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown.

http://mashable.com/2014/08/12/iftheygunnedmedown-hashtag/

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute.Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun. One thing clear, however, is that Brown’s death follows a disturbingly common trend of black men being killed, often while unarmed and at the hands of police officers, security guards and vigilantes.

After news of Brown’s death broke, media-watchers carefully followed the narratives that news outlets began crafting about the teenager and the incident that claimed his life. Wary of the controversy surrounding the media’s depiction of Trayvon Martin – the Florida teen killed in a high-profile case that led to the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman – people on Twitter wondered, “If they gunned me down, which picture would they use?” Using thehashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users posted side-by-side photos, demonstrating the power that news outlets wield in portraying victims based on images they select….

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#iftheygunnedmedown

I came into this tag in order to show my support to the POC/black people of America. I am a “white girl”. I’m not from the states though. However that’s not my point. I came into the tag to support you all in the fact that yet another person of color has died unfairly by someone who was racist, but while scrolling down, I keep seeing more and more posts about how white people shouldn’t be allowed to use the tag, because we are white. And how white people are not able to sympathize with this issue because we don’t suffer from racism. And how “white girls” need to shut up and in one case, someone said that all white girls needed to be slapped.

And I’m sitting here thinking, hey, I understand you are angry. But to call every single white person racist, and to say that we aren’t allowed to use tags to show our support for you is also being racist! I understand there have been some inconsiderate and disgusting people making fun of the movement, but that just shows how bad of a person they are. But don’t take it out on every single white person you come across…

Now I’m expecting to get hate because of this, but really. I stand by this movement. I am so tired of racism, and sexism and inequality in general! You can make a difference, but adding to racism is not the way.

In the end of my post, I want to say, RIP Mike Brown. My prayers are with your families, your friends, and everyone who is fighting for the justice you deserve.