A very racist Halloween!

#BlackTwitter strikes again! When a trio posted on social media a photo of themselves dressed up as “Robbin’ da Hood,” “George Zimmerman” with fingers pointed as if a gun toward, a bloody-hoodied, black-faced “Trayvon Martin,” folks inundated the workplaces of at least two of the posers with e-mails, phone calls and social media messages.
Joining me to talk about the power, and the responsibility of online activists is Mikki Kendall. She’s a blogger, a writer, and the brains behind “Hood Feminism”. We also bring up Julianne Hough and her unfortunate blackface Halloween costume as well.

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Twitter as anti-racism tool

Newly Crowned Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, didn’t even get to bask in her glory before having to defend her triumph.

Haters took to twitter to slur her for allegedly being “Arab,” a “terrorist” and other ignorant abuses along the lines of “not being American enough.” Davuluri, who is of Indian descent, is the first woman of South Asian heritage to win Miss America. Blogger Ian Cromwell and media activist Dr. Kimberly Ellis joined Jamila Bey to discuss how social media has been helpful in coordinating mass opinion against such racist speech.


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