(The Root) — Twitter has been on fire with discussions about the shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy yard since news of the incident broke yesterday.
Conversations about tragic incidents are never easy. Many of the discussions center on the feelings of grief, hopelessness and concern that spring up with any random act of violence, and yesterday’s conversations followed suit. But upon hearing that the shooter, Aaron Alexis, is black, some took the opportunity to tweet really, really crazy things about race and how it plays into this tragedy.
Check out 10 of the most ridiculous tweets below.
If the Navy Yard shooter was White the media wld be speculating abt links to White power groups ect.. so is this gunman a Black supremacist?
— Sean Allan (@RevolutionUK_) September 17, 2013
If you know Leftists, keep an eye out for them en re: suicide, as they are probably depressed the navy yard shooter is black.
— Patrick Dollard (@PatDollard) September 17, 2013
I am surprised that the Democrat mayor of Washington D C did not blame tea party. Well he couldnt cause the shooter was black.
— Tom Orr (@TomOrr777) September 17, 2013
— Ghost of Benghazi BU (@RedliningVETBU) September 17, 2013
Navy Yard shooter was black. And Buddhist. And fluent in Thai. That sound you hear? Gears grinding as heads try to fit that into narratives.
— Michael Roy Hollihan (@mikehollihan) September 17, 2013