Twitter Isn't Happy With Coverage Of NAACP Bombing
A homemade bomb detonated outside of the NAACP Colorado Springs office and news outlets aren't picking up the story.
An explosive detonated outside of a Colorado NAACP office on Tuesday.
Nobody was injured in the explosion, which only minimally damaged the building, police said.
The hashtag #NAACPBombing has started trending on Twitter, with users criticizing the lack of media attention.
Many news outlets didn't pick up the story until hours after it happened.
The lack of MSM reporting of #NAACPBombing is appalling. Why are attacks against American people only ignored when the targets are Black?— DesieSpeaks (@DesieSpeaks) January 7, 2015
Crazy because if it wasn't for social media, many of us wouldn't had known about the #NAACPBombing since the media neglected to mention it.— phat black chick (@delafro_) January 7, 2015
Wait I'm actually in shock about #NAACPBombing I literally heard NOTHING about this today till NOW— urban tie cap (@paigestellamars) January 7, 2015
Many are calling the attack domestic terrorism.
Domestic terrorism is a greater threat to America than foreign terrorism is or will ever be. #NAACPBombing— Matt Wallace (@MattFnWallace) January 7, 2015
The media is the most dangerous entity on earth. They will flat out ignore terrorism long as it's perpetrated against POC. #NAACPBombing— Delonte (@mettawordlife83) January 7, 2015
Why does the media refuse to refer to acts of terror perpetrated by white Americans as "terrorism"? #NAACPBombing— Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) January 7, 2015
Bombings are historical intimidation tactics against organizations such as the NAACP.
In 1951, NAACP leaders' Harry and Harriet Moore's house was bombed, killing Harry. Harriet died nine days later in the hospital.
Many are drawing comparisons between yesterday's events and events when Jim Crow was in full swing.
Same people who scream about "Black on Black crime" strangely quiet about "white on NAACP crime." #NAACPBombing— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) January 7, 2015
A bombing of offices belonging to a prolific black activist organisation, on AMERICAN SOIL & American media says. . . nothing? #NAACPBombing— Mpilo (@Oh_kay_then) January 7, 2015
The mainstream media is doing what it always does, and has always done. Ignore acts of violence from white supremacy. #NAACPbombing— zellie (@zellieimani) January 7, 2015
The FBI is looking for a Caucasian male, around 40 years old and balding, driving a pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to call (303) 435-7787.