The Zimmerman trial may have introduced white America to “Black Twitter,” but its roots go back centuries
"Last year, when Twitter users first learned that the young, unarmed Martin was gunned down on his way home from a local convenience store, there were protests and vigils organized within 48 to 72 hours, using outlets like Twitter and Facebook."
Feminista Jones is a sex-positive Black feminist, social worker and blogger from New York City. She writes about gender, race, politics, mental health and sexuality at FeministaJones.com. She is a columnist for Ebony.com and section editor at BlogHer.com. Follow her on Twitter at @FeministaJones.
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