Frustrated by the lack of media coverage over six Black churches burned in the wake of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Twitter users took to their devices to ask, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?
The hashtag has been used more than 73,000 times since Monday, with many criticizing the broadcast media for not paying attention to the issue.
Since the shooting at Mother Emanuel on June 17, several Black churches across the South have gone up in flames. While arsonists are suspected in at least two of the fires, many on social media are wondering why the story has received so little coverage.
— Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) June 30, 2015
What if there were a resurgence of terrorist attacks on American churches. Should 24news make time for that? #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) June 30, 2015
Fox News is silent when actual (black) Christianity is under attack. #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches
— Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) June 30, 2015
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) June 30, 2015
— OccupyMyCat (@OccupyMyCat) June 30, 2015
— BrownBlaze (@brownblaze) June 30, 2015
In addition to local police departments, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are also involved in the investigations.