How to spot racist friends on Twitter and Facebook
These pictures are from 2009 Lakers “Victory celebrations”. Many of you have probably (only) seen the top image being shared with bullshit text added to it (seen here) about “50 pairs of Air Jordans” and a store being burned to the ground all by people likely assuming that this is currently happening in Ferguson, MO.
So, now that you know the reality of the photo, I have a solution that I also offered up to people sharing it on Facebook. If you see this posted by someone who is attempting to clump this in with what is happening in Furguson or just trying to make a poorly veiled attempt at being racist, just comment ”In the future, please just make a post that says “I hate niggers” rather than posting photos like this. That way, the people who see it won’t have to spend the time figuring out if you are an idiot, or a racist idiot."