After a coworker posts a racist picture of Cayden Jace, his mother and grandmother start #HisNameIsCayden to fight back.
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Twitter won't take your racism lying down.

It proved as much Oct. 6 after a selfie of a white man with a three-year-old black child, and its very racist comments, went around Facebook.

According to The Huffington Post:

Cayden was at his mother's workplace in Atlanta when a coworker, identified by Atlanta Black Star as Gerod Roth but who uses the online alias of Geris Hilton, snapped an image of himself with the child in the background.

Roth posted the image on Facebook last month, and the comments quickly showed the Internet at its absolute worst. Roth's friends posted racist jokes and hateful commentary, including references to slavery.

"He was feral," Roth wrote in what appears to be his only comment.

Other comments included "I didn't know you were a slave owner", "But massah, I dindu nuffin" and "Send him back dude, those f*ckers are expensive...Like 25 cents a day".

Cayden's mother and grandmother were appalled to see the post from a coworker and wanted to humanize the boy they love. So they started #HisNameIsCayden and Twitter ran with it:

Roth's employer was not happy when they discovered the post:

This morning I was disgusted to learn that one of my former employees made several racially charged comments on his...

Posted by Polaris Marketing Group on Friday, October 2, 2015

Via: Mashable
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Just ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to America, Twitter rolled out some new emojis to welcome the leader of the Catholic church.

The social media company explained the new emojis in a blog post.

As Pope Francis (@Pontifex) makes his historic journey to the US, there will undoubtedly be excitement and celebration surrounding his arrival – both in the cities he visits, and on Twitter. Considering the warm Twitter welcome he received shortly after being named Pope, we anticipate many devotees will flock to Twitter to savor his visit.

No matter where you are, we want to make it easy for you to follow right along with his journey. We also wanted to offer a bit of fun to the proceedings, so today you'll start to see special Twitter Emojis that celebrate his historic visit to the US. To see the emojis appended to the end of the hashtag, simply Tweet your messages using these hashtags:

They also offered a list of notable accounts to follow during his six-day visit and a chart of the increased Twitter traffic it has caused.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey welcomed the Holy See with the new emoji:

And others have joined as he arrived.

Welcome to America, Your Popiness!

Obama, zuckerberg and more compliment Ahmed and offer support.
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Ever since the news broke about 9th grader Ahmed Mohamed getting arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, #IStandWithAhmed has exploded and support has come from some very powerful people.

First, the President complimented the clock and extended an invite to the White House.

Then Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg applauded Ahmed's ingenuity and desire to build. And also extended an invitation to the company.

You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Support also came from politicians, comedians and businesses.

#IStandWithAhmed tops Twitter trending as a Muslim 9th Grader gets arrested for making a clock.
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Ahmed Mohamed, a 9th grader at McArthur High in Irving, Texas, was sitting in class when one of his homemade inventions began beeping. The teacher asked what it was and he brought up the digital clock he had made. She said it looked like a bomb and shortly after, police led Ahmed out of the school in handcuffs.

The Dallas Morning News gave a striking portrayal of what seems like a really good kid.

So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it's a clock.

In the meantime, Ahmed's been suspended, his father is upset and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is once again eyeing claims of Islamophobia in Irving.

Ahmed's father isn't the only one who is upset. Social media has exploded in frustration over Ahmed's treatment. Through #IStandWithAhmed, bewildered supporters, many of the same generation, have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express their anger over what they see as patent racism.

The Dallas Morning News posted this wrenching interview with Ahmed, which helps explain the uproar his arrest and suspension has caused.

"It made me feel like I wasn't human. It made me feel like a criminal."


Misunderstanding, denigrating and humiliating a very smart person for no apparent reason other than wanton mistrust.

This is how super villains are made.

Jack white and patrick carney spar in public spat.
Via: Uproxx
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Jack White has beef. At least according to Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys.

In a string of since deleted tweets Carney claimed that White approached him in a bar in New York City and tried to start some sh*t.

He came to a bar in Nyc I go to a lot with a few friends and tried to fight me.

...I don't fight and don't get fighting but he was mad!!!

Three exclamation points means serious business.

There has long been rumors and disparaging things White has said about The Black Keys, suggesting that they stole the sound he pioneered with his band The White Stripes. Both bands are two pieces, both have some rockin', bluesy tunes. There's some similarities, but there's similarities with many, many bands.

It'd be slightly similar to boy bands brawling.

Things took an even spicier turn when White released a statement to Entertainment Weekly refuting the claim.

"Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or 'bullied' you. You were asked a question you couldn't answer so you walked away. So quit whining to the Internet and speak face to face like a human being. End of story."

Carney responded with a message to Entertainment Weekly of his own:

"The bully a**holes who made me feel like nothing. Music was a collaborative and non competitive thing. So, to get macho bullsh*t from within the musical community makes me angry and sad."

Then, Carney tweeted this out a little later:

So, sleep easy, children. Those blues-ish musicians will never fight again.

To add a little more context to this terrible music spat, here's an adjustment the AV Club made to the above picture.

The cosmic ballet goes on.

50 nerds of grey continues the legacy of 50 shades of grey jokes.
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Did you think there was no other mileage to be had from poking fun of 50 Shades of Grey? You might want to reconsider that opinion.

Seven months after the movie's release and a full four years after the book made many steamy, the new Twitter account 50 Nerds of Grey has a new twist on the well-ridden bandwagon.

As the name suggests, it takes nerd culture and finds the f*tish funny within it.

It's even better because the account uses the picture of Moss from The IT Crowd, so it's only natural to read these tweets in his high, English accent.

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