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What Hashtag Activism Does Wrong

One of my blogs from Bitchtopia

Rose Water Magazine

Anger and activism in the united States comes in waves and hashtags. There has been #BringBackOurGirls, #JusticeforTrayvon, #DontShoot, #PrayForFerguson, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and others. I understand that these hashtags help promote and spread awareness for a cause, however it is doing the exact opposite in some situations; this type of hashtag activism is only good for a few weeks. During my last article, I mentioned the death of Mike Brown and this case also paints another interesting light. When people first heard about the shooting back in August, there were multiple facebook, tumblr, and twitter posts. It was all over the news and social media. People were outraged. Five weeks later, there is a lot less anger, activism, or even talking about the situation. It is getting harder to find updates. This happens a LOT in social media, but it comes more often when black lives are at stake.
#BringBackOurGirls started with…

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