NEWS I SCROLLED PAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE FINDING OUT ANOTHER BLACK MAN WAS SHOT BY POLICE

"When friends write ten paragraphs on a gorilla being shot but don't say shit about #AltonSterling on Facebook." - Franchesca Ramsey
  1. "Keith Urban Invites Fan Onstage During Concert, What Happens Next Will Blow Your Mind"
  2. "I'm having an online Tupperware Party, PM me if you're interested!"
  3. a "Dance Like No One's Watching" meme
  4. "The Real Reason You'll Never Be Able to Parent Like A French Mom..."
  5. "The Most Popular Baby Names of 2016 Are Absolutely Adorable!"
  6. "Seven Major Hair Mistakes To Avoid"
  7. "Looking for a children's allergist..."
  8. "Where can I find a good wilted lettuce salad?"
  9. "Anyone know of any cabin rentals in Hocking Hills?"
  10. A dozen or so "Timehops"
  11. And on.
  12. And on.
  13. And on.
  14. Seven friends (acquaintances?) acknowledged Alton Sterling. Out of nearly 700.
    Can this be?
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  16. I wrote this yesterday. And today, another man is dead. And I will not be checking to see if there are still crickets on Facebook, because I don't have to. I just know.
  17. I'm so sorry. We have failed to even recognize the horrific burden, much less post up under its weight with you.