The Blend Of Jokes and Social Justice That Is Black Twitter

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One person’s bubble can be another person’s safe space. A place where you don’t have to pretend and where you can feel supported, and understood. For many black Americans, that place is Twitter. In fact, 40% of young black Americans use Twitter — compared to just 28% of young white Americans. University of Virginia Media Studies professor Meredith Clark gave Charles Monroe-Kane a primer on what makes Black Twitter such a unique part of the online space.

Twitter is often a place for pithy, rapid-fire joke-telling, and Black Twitter has that with a harsh dash of truth. 

Those moments of comedy bind the community together and make it a fertile space for online social movements.