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#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches Demands Answers and Immediate Media Coverage6/30/2015
In the last week, six Black churches have been burned down in the south . Churches in Charlotte, ...
In the last week, six Black churches have been burned down in the south. Churches in Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, Macon, GA, Warrenville, SC, Tallahassee, FL, and Gibson County, TN have been burned down at the tail end of a mass church shooting in Charleston, SC. There has been limited media coverage of possible connection of these church burnings. Investigators suspect arson in at least three of the cases.
The hashtag was created by Twitter user andie_walsh and has over 90,000 tweets. Thousands took to Twitter using the hashtag #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches demanding immediate media coverage.
Tired of selective media scrutiny. Scrutinize #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches please.— BlackGirlNerds (@BlackGirlNerds) June 30, 2015
I want to know this too. Where is the news coverage?? #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches— BlackGirlNerds (@BlackGirlNerds) June 30, 2015
What if there were a resurgence of terrorist attacks on American churches. Should 24news make time for that? #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) June 30, 2015
One of the churches burnt is right in my backyard here in NC but news about it have been scarce besides twitter #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?— The Inactivist (@NCtivist) June 30, 2015
While we have not yet apprehended #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches, we know that they will never destroy our spirit. We will endure. We will win.— deray mckesson (@deray) June 30, 2015
1964 & 2015. You can't tell them apart because the gov't and the media refuse to find out #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches? pic.twitter.com/9QzknWdXuP— Halfrican American (@lenubienne) June 30, 2015
Why is the mainstream media silent on #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?— Dante Barry (@dantebarry) June 30, 2015
I didn't know mainstream media wasn't trying to discover #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches because I get my news from my friends & comrades.— Pam Newman (@pamsbutt) June 29, 2015
Even in places of worship, black people aren't left in peace. #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches pic.twitter.com/7C3h5ifTm2— Aisha Mohamed (@Aishamohame) June 28, 2015
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Joneka Percentie is a junior studying Communications, Africana Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. When she is not working as an editorial assistant with For Harriet, she enjoys blogging for SPARK, singing, dancing, tweeting @jpercentie, eating, and sleeping. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org