#CivilRightsTwitter has emerged once again in the Twitterverse. The hashtag, which initially kicked off in August, creates memes based on Civil Rights Leaders and clever, offensive captions.
If social media was a “thing” during the civil rights movement, the petty and messy would be nothing nice. Even in the midst of the funny, does the conversation tread the lines of disrespectful and offensive?
Read some of the commentary below and then sound off in the comments and/or via social media, @GetJETMag.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Cosby_) December 14, 2015
— stacia l. brown (@slb79) August 19, 2015
— bre (@brerobbbb) December 14, 2015
— DavidMalcolmMcGruder (@MalcolmneXXt) December 14, 2015
Maybe it all kicked off again from this tweet:
MLK wouldn’t have @’d Malcolm but Malcolm would definitely @ MLK EVERY time. MLK all in the DMs begging for chill.
— the other one (@imfromraleigh) December 13, 2015
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 14, 2015