Activists who have taken over U.S. college campuses last week protesting racial injustice took to Twitter to complain that news coverage of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris had stolen their spotlight.
Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters on Twitter said their struggles with racial oppression were being “erased” by the overwhelming news coverage of the killings of 129 people at the hands of Islamic State extremists. More at Source
“Racist white people kill me, you want everyone to have sympathy for YOUR tragedy, but you have none for ours,” a user tweeted, also adding the hashtag “#Mizzou.”
“Disgusted @ white conservative Americans using Paris as a ‘see black people, your woes here w/ us could be more extreme,’ but not surprised,” another user on twitter proclaims.
Another twitter account tweets “Interesting how the news reports are covering the Paris terrorist attacks but said nothing abut the terrorist attack at #Mizzou,”
“Paris attacks were terrorism. black students getting death threats on their college campuses (A SUPPOSED SAFE SPACE!!) is also TERRORISM,” another tweet reads.
“There is no rank order to injustice,” DeRay McKesson, a prominent civil rights activist, tweeted. “We fight for #Mizzou, #PrayForParis, and seek justice for #SandraBland — at the same time.”
Wow this is America, land of the free…