In response to one viral Twitter hashtag, a new one has emerged.
- Then yesterday, #Blackpowerisforblackmen emerged, the brainchild of Jamilah Lemieux of Ebony.com, in a similar vein as #Solidarityisforwhitewomen, only this time directed at black men (not unlike myself) who have not been inclusive of the concerns of black women while trying deal with racism and white supremacy.
- This is Jamilah Lemieux's tweet, where she claimed credit for the hashtag's creation:
- This afternoon, Twitter users are actively engaged with the new hashtag, leading to what one netizen called 'some serious, at times contentious, conversation...'
- During the early hours of the hashtag appearing on Twitter, many black women, including Lemieux, spoke to the hashtag's original intent.
- But many men are now using the hashtag to criticize its original intent.
- Others are tweeting additional issues that are not directly related to the hashtag's original purpose.
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