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Facebook Cavalry Against Racist Trolls

The  alt-right has trained up a whole army of racist trolls to invade the Social Websites and Boards.

It can be awfully tough to fight these clowns if you are unprepared or don’t have the tools.

The Cavalry!

Volunteer Amy Melin (left) volunteers with White Nonsense Roundup, founded by Terri Kempton and Layla Tromble

These are your white allies on Facebook

When you’re exhausted from debating race with strangers, they step in

Social media conversations on race typically take one of two routes.

The first, and the one less traveled, leads to a thoughtful, fact-driven exchange of ideas. The second (more popular) route leads to bitter back-and-forth filled with tired stereotypes or racially inflammatory barbs.
But now, when discussion swerves in the second direction, there’s a group of white allies prepared to do the rerouting.
White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person’s racist or racially insensitive thoughts.
Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges — or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.
Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you’re tired of having.
“It’s really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us,” the group’s co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.

How it started

After Philando Castile’s killing in 2016, Kempton saw a need for proactive involvement by white people like herself in conversations about race.
“I think, as white people, we are taught that intentions are all that matters,” Kempton said. “We think that if our hearts are in the right places and we consciously doubt racism, we’re good to go. So that was a light-bulb moment to me, where I didn’t think intentions are enough.”
So, she approached another white friend, Layla Tromble, and together they launched White Nonsense Roundup on Facebook, Twitter and later Instagram.
“I thought, ‘What about if we take on some of that emotional labor or burden?'” Kempton said. “Because white people are responsible for talking to other white people about racism.”
Their idea worked. Since its launch, White Nonsense RoundUp has gained more than 138,000 followers across its different accounts.
One of them is Kevin Tillman, an educator in Oakland, California, who says he uses the service almost every day. Tillman, 40, is a leader in the vegan hip-hop movement and often encounters trolls online.
“It’s inspiring. I really appreciate the work that they’re doing and I steadily promote them,” he said. “And the reality is white folks will sooner listen to them. They’re handling things people of color have been handling all our lives.”
Chenoa Alamu discovered White Nonsense RoundUp when she came across one of their posts that said it’s not the job of black people to educate white people.
“I just couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was such a breath of fresh air,” said Alamu, a violinist in Springfield, Illinois.
“I feel strong enough and have felt strong enough to have conversations about race on my own. But I was getting tired,” she said. “When I saw the (White Nonsense RoundUp) post, that’s when I was like, ‘Phew, finally somebody white who gets it … someone willing to carry the burden of racism.'”…More
 
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Posted by on December 7, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter, The Post-Racial Life

 

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A Modern Dillinger Wannabe

Otherwise known as the brain-rotting properties of social media…Dores this clown really believe he is some kind of hero?

Report: Okla. double murder suspect posts Facebook Live videos while on run

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A man suspected of killing two people and shooting two Oklahoma police officers before leading police on a manhunt posted videos using Facebook Live Sunday, reports CBS affiliate KOTV.

Michael Vance is accused of shooting two Wellston, Oklahoma police officers Sunday evening. Both officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Vance, who was shot at least twice, got into a patrol pickup and drove to a nearby mobile home park, where he carjacked a woman and shot her, police say. The woman refused treatment at the scene. Authorities said they found two bodies in a home near the Redbud Energy Facility in Luther. They later confirmed the two were Vance’s family members. They weren’t immediately identified.

Vance is considered a suspect in their murders, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office.

“This is more intense than I thought it was going to be, to say the least,” Vance said in one video, posted to his Facebook account Sunday.

Then later, after saying he loved his sister, but pledging to not answer her calls, he ended the broadcast by saying he was getting ready to steal another car.

“This truck is about dead. I needed it to get out of the road because I am about to steal another car like right now. This (expletive) is going to be intense,” Vance said.

Police said the suspect fired at the two Wellston officers about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, hitting one officer in the foot and the other in the leg.

Two people fled the scene in the Wellston area, which is about 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, but one person was quickly taken into custody.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation were helping with the search and case.

Residents were warned that Vance should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Investigators think the suspect has an AK-47.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Domestic terrorism

 

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