#CrimingWhileWhite Explodes On Twitter Following Eric Garner Decision

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The grand jury decision over the chokehold death of Eric Garner, announced Wednesday, was followed with public demonstrations in cities across the nation — and the Internet. Thousands of tweeters are up in arms against racial profiling and police brutality in America — issues that have been hard to ignore amidst recent protests for the lives of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Akai Gurley and others. #BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDontShoot have played a large role in addressing these issues on social media, but there’s a new hashtag in town: #CrimingWhileWhite. Instead of targeting incidents of disadvantage and prejudice against people of color, #CrimingWhileWhite quickly populated on Twitter Wednesday afternoon and zeroed in on white privilege, …

The grand jury decision over the chokehold death of Eric Garner, announced Wednesday, was followed with public demonstrations in cities across the nation — and the Internet.

Thousands of tweeters are up in arms against racial profiling and police brutality in America — issues that have been hard to ignore amidst recent protests for the lives of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Akai Gurley and others. #BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDontShoot have played a large role in addressing these issues on social media, but there’s a new hashtag in town: #CrimingWhileWhite.

Instead of targeting incidents of disadvantage and prejudice against people of color, #CrimingWhileWhite quickly populated on Twitter Wednesday afternoon and zeroed in on white privilege, straight from the mouths of those who know it best.

The perspective of #CrimingWhileWhite sheds a bright light on an ugly truth with a sharp focus; something you can see for yourself in examples below.

The claims in the following tweets have not been independently verified by The Huffington Post.

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#CrimingWhileWhite Explodes On Twitter Following Eric Garner Decision