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Aaron Alexis (Handout/Getty Images)

(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.

— Sean Allan (@RevolutionUK_) September 17, 2013
— Patrick Dollard (@PatDollard) September 17, 2013
— Tom Orr (@TomOrr777) September 17, 2013
— Ghost of Benghazi BU (@RedliningVETBU) September 17, 2013
— Michael Roy Hollihan (@mikehollihan) September 17, 2013
— steve r. washburn (@steverwashburn1) September 17, 2013
— Victoria O'Kane (@Victoriaokane) September 16, 2013
— King Of All Blacks (@asktheking) September 17, 2013
— Jeff Gill (@jeffgill24) September 17, 2013
— The Instigator (@SheLuvMySteez) September 17, 2013

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.