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September 22, 2014

‘Vote White’ and ‘Vote Black’ Hashtags Are as Awful as They Sound

Twitter is a pretty amazing mirror, which reflects the best and worst of America.

By mid-Election Day, for example, two hashtags began picking up steam: #VoteWhite and #VoteBlack.

The #VoteWhite tag was started early Oct. 31 by @MichaelTGoodman to @Jamesdjudson, @Jamisoncruce and @RodentRuler, his buddies. Three of these guys are from the University of Georgia, while the Rodent Ruler aka Blaine Holbrook hails from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The hashtag was co-opted later that day by @NotSoThuggin, who encouraged his followers to #VoteYes and #VoteWhite. The following day @Jtayy4 continued the trend with his tweet: “When in doubt, #VoteWhite.”

 

Vote White and Vote Black Hashtags Are as Awful as They Sound

On Nov. 1, @laniikormz tweeted: “#VoteBlack.” From that point the two tags have picked up speed, though the #VoteWhite hashtag seems to have a lot more traffic as of 5 p.m., but the #VoteBlack hashtag is starting to pick up speed. 

Here are some choice tweets from both hashtags:

Vote White and Vote Black Hashtags Are as Awful as They Sound

Vote White and Vote Black Hashtags Are as Awful as They Sound

Vote White and Vote Black Hashtags Are as Awful as They Sound

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