Posting a Gawker article that pinned the San Bernardino shooting on “whites,” Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson retweeted a comment that blamed “whiteness” for the attack:
Gawker claimed “San Bernardino shooting suspects are probably Americans, not “terrorists.”” It included lines such as, “The current suspects are supposedly white. In which case this is just another isolated incident of a loner gone wrong—isolated like the hundreds that came before it.”
Another Twitter user called on Mr. Mckesson to “Watch whiteness work,” in reference to the shootings. Instead of just tweeting the article itself, Mckesson retweeted the “whiteness” message so it would appear to his 260 thousand followers.
Mr. Mckesson’s retweet came about the same time that Syed Farook was identified as one of the shooting’s primary suspects.