No “Justice For All”: Twitter Reacts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

No “Justice For All”: Twitter Reacts To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Black Twitter

It’s easy for those who do not use Twitter to think the platform is all about what you ate or what you’re doing, but these people forget it’s also about what you think.  And the latter is never more evident than when situations like the Ferguson grand jury announcement takes place.

Leading up to the announcement, many shared their doubts about the upcoming decision, but I still got the sense that there was hope that we wouldn’t be figuratively slapped in the face again.  When St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch began his announcement, the mood turned.  And minutes into the extended explanation, we collectively understood what was happening:  he needed to (try to) explain why Darren Wilson was not going to be charged in the murder of an unarmed Black teenage boy.

Once the decision was uttered, outrage, disbelief, and sadness flooded my timeline.  Young men and women (mostly African-American) expressed their pain and collectively wanted to know how – in America, 2014 – it seems to be okay to take Black lives with no consequences.

In the midst of the anger were also those attempting to encourage each other, many offering prayers and thoughts to the people protesting the decision in Ferguson.

Take a look a some of the Tweets that made their way across my timeline:

 

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Miya W.

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