News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Can hashtag activism have a lasting impact?




Behind the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag is the question of which photo the media would seize upon, if the posters had a run-in with police
Behind the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag is the question of which photo the media would seize upon, if the posters had a run-in with police
The Root/ Twitter

Listen to story

04:55
Download this story 2.0MB

On Saturday, an unarmed eighteen year-old named Michael Brown was shot by the police outside of St. Louis. The incident caused a huge reaction nationwide and the media coverage of it prompted an interesting phenomenon on Twitter.

Slate Magazine's Jamelle Bouie joined Take Two on Tuesday to talk about #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and whether hashtag activism can have a lasting impact.