feature: white privilege goes viral with #crimingwhilewhite

December 6, 2014

Following recent events in Ferguson, and the failing of a grand jury to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed black man (once again), a hashtag highlighting white privilege has suddenly gone viral. However the hashtag has met some criticism – with some applauding the honesty of those involved (and their alliance) and others accusing them of steering the spotlight and dialogue away from the black community. Check out some of the #crimingwhilewhite tweets, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor