President Obama's DNC Speech Sparks Racist Twitter Reactions
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From Complex.

While attendees at the Democratic National Convention jeered in the Time Warner Cable Arena during President Barack Obama‘s nomination speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, Twitter went ablaze with users tweeting racist comments.

Though the president used the podium to address the country’s economic reality and convince voters why he deserves a second term, some Twitter users focused less on his speech and more on his race.

“F— OBAMA! And every last coon dat vote for him cuz he Black,” read one tweet. Another read, “Aww look at Obama’s nappy headed kids.” Other tweets characterized the president as a “monkey.”

All harm aside, Obama’s speech set a new political record on Twitter with 52,757 tweets per minute.

Read more at Complex.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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