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Michael Ian Black on Charleston: Maybe We Need to ‘Start Profiling White Dudes’

A regular on Comedy Central, perhaps best known as McKinley in Wet Hot American Summer, comedian Michael Ian Black has been tweeting all morning about the shooting at a traditionally all-black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Specifically, Black has focused on one of the many “hot button” issues that so many other celebrities and media personalities have already either (a) acknowledged, (b) discounted or (c) outright ignored — race.

As you can imagine, Black’s initial tweet drew numerous responses from across Twitter’s broad spectrum of well-educated, thoughtful and absolutely patient users. But one of the more outrage-inducing aspects of this tweet was Black’s reference to Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as “white dudes.” Turns out, quite a few people disagreed with him, and he noticed.

Over the course of the morning, no one was really able to adequately answer Black’s question, but they tried their best. Damn, did they try.

Eventually, one of his followers said what pretty much nobody else was willing to admit:

[h/t Boston Magazine]
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