20K #WhiteRage Tweets Prove Author’s Point with Unintentional Irony

2013-07-16 white rage salon

Edward Wyckoff Williams published an article today (7/15) on Salon.com entitled Our real problem is white rage — which has generated a lot of, well, rage. The article discusses the racial issues in the Zimmerman case and in the way people mistakenly anticipated rioting after the verdict’s announcement.

Amazingly, the anger at his article has become a major topic on Twitter. By the end of the day, reaction had snowballed to over 20,000 angry and mocking tweets.

The irony of that much rage denying rage is impressive. Very meta.

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