Tweet of the Day: Black celeb has words for Spring Valley students who staged walkout

Unfortunately, all of them are racial slurs, embedded in hashtags. The tweet in which they are contained is the work of Tariq Nasheed (aka Tariq Elite, King Flex, and K-Flex), identified on Wikipedia as “an American author, documentary film producer, media personality, satirist, Internet radio host, relationship expert, and social commentator, focusing on the psychology of dating and African-American social history.”

In the message, which follows, Nasheed dons his psychologist hat in an to attempt to explain to his 127,000 followers on Twitter why hundreds of black students at Spring Valley High School yesterday walked out in protest of the firing of Resource Officer Ben Fields. The larger issue is that Fields is white and the disruptive student he ending up scuffling with is black.

Another Twitter user with a sizable following who posts as @mensamusic had this charming observation:

A post at Weasel Zippers contains others.

And you wonder why we can’t have nice things.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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