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Black Twitter Shows Off The #DangerousBlackKids America Should Fear

02/16/2014 07:54 pm ET | Updated Feb 25, 2014
Facebook/RIP Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis would have turned 19 on Sunday.

The black teen was killed in 2012 while sitting in a car with his friends outside a Jacksonville, Florida convenience store, listening to music.

That music was too loud for Michael Dunn. Following an argument over the volume, the 45-year-old man fired his gun into the car full of teenagers, killing Davis. Dunn told his fiancee the teens were playing "thug music."

On the eve of Davis' birthday, a mistrial was declared on the first-degree murder charge. The jury found Dunn guilty of attempted second-degree murder and a count of firing into an occupied car.

While people struggled to make sense of the verdict, Jamie Nesbitt Golden kicked off the #dangerousblackkids hashtag on Twitter, with participants questioning a society where unarmed black kids are often interpreted as threats.

See some of the tweets below:

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