20 Awesome Tweets About The Great White Riot

I was going to write a lengthly blog post about the upheaval and criminality surrounding this weekend’s Pumpkin Fest in Keene, N.H. But naw.

Long story short, a large bunch of shitfaced white college kids destroyed an entire town for the hell of it.

A Rush

On the heels of Ferguson, St. Louis when mega media was under intense scrutiny after deliberate misreporting, Twitter was (once again) the go-to place to highlight jarring racial disparities. With the hashtag #pumpkinfest, Black Twitterati shared discourse about how media portrays white rioters as “out-of-control” and “rowdy” while Black protestors in Ferguson were demonized as “looters” and “thugs.”

Thugs vs. Rowdy

In Keene, police dressed in riot gear sprayed pepper spray and tear gas, but that was only after hours of criminal behavior. White rioters threw bottles, rocks, and other weapons at police. They also set fires, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

The situation in Keene and the response from Twitter reminded of this throwback gem by way of Chris Hayes.

Now, without much ado, here are my favorite tweets.

1. At first, I tried to be serious….

Apeshit Over Pumpkin

2. But then I had some fun. 

White on White Crime

3. Let’s talk about white privilege; this case stinks of it.

White Privilege

4. The stark differences between Keene and Ferguson are real folks. They mongrelize the Black body, when really, we’re a VERY peaceful people.

Pumpkin Fest vs. Ferguson

Code Words

Property Damage

CNN be like ...

CNN be like …

5. But let’s get back to the humor, shall we? Especially as Dear White People hit theaters on Friday.

Dear White People

6. N.W.A would be proud 

Charlie Brown

7. Tis the season of overpriced pumpkin spice lattes…

Columbusing the Pumpkin8. But seriously, it’s about the pumpkins. 

Every 28 Hours... A Pumpkin
Spice Latte Thug stereotype

Pumpkins need to pull up their pants

9. Trust the expert.

The Expert

10. When it doubt, just #BlameObama.

Blame Obama

11. For less than 39 cents a day, you can help save a life.

Dies Waiting

12. These thugs and their bootstrapz!

Pumpkin thugs

13. These thugz need jobs! 

These thugs need jobs

13. And of course, at the end of the day…we facepalm tremendously over the basic fact that white people are capable  of getting “rowdy” over pumpkins.

Rowdy from a pumpkin

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Arielle Newton, Editor-in-Chief. Get at me @BlackMusings. Get at us @BlkMillennials.


2 responses to “20 Awesome Tweets About The Great White Riot

  1. Thank you for the comparisons between a groups that want justice labeled “thugs” and a group of spoiled brat losers labeled “college kids.”


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