Majority Of Black Americans Value Social Media For Amplifying Lesser-Known Issues

NPR Enlarge this image A demonstrator holds a “Black Lives Matter” sign while protesting then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. The hashtag started five years ago and is an “archetypal” example of a hashtag tied to political issues or causes. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Five years ago, when George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter lit up the social media universe and ignited powerful dialogue around racial injustice and police brutality. A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows...

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