Black Twitter provides platform to raise race-oriented issues

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One term heard often in the social media world is Black Twitter. It refers to the use of Twitter as a platform to raise race-oriented issues, like the recent death in a Texas jail of Sandra Bland.

It’s not limited to Twitter or to the United States. Minorities around the world say social media has given them a new, powerful voice.

CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy has insight from the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Black Twitter provides platform to raise race-oriented issues

Black Twitter provides platform to raise race-oriented issues

One term heard often in the social media world is Black Twitter. It refers to the use of Twitter as a platform to raise race-oriented issues, like the recent death in a Texas jail of Sandra Bland. It's not limited to Twitter or to the United States. Minorities around the world say social media has given them a new, powerful voice. CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy has insight from the U.S. state of Colorado.


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Lynn Cooper on Black Twitter

Lynn Cooper on Black Twitter

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