Safety pins as a symbol of solidarity against racism

Safety Pin

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Post-Brexit, people in the UK started wearing safety pins to show their stance against racism and their solidarity with immigrants.

…In the wake of the election [in the US] and reports of racism incidents across the nation, some are advocating using the safety pin strategy here too.

… There’s no safety pin emoji, but some people are adding the paperclip emoji to their Twitter usernames as a virtual world counterpart to the safety pin.

 

People are putting ((( echoes ))) around their names on Twitter – here’s why

People are putting ((( echoes ))) around their names on Twitter - here's why

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If you’ve been on Twitter lately, you’ve probably noticed people with brackets around their name.

If not, it basically looks like this: ((( Ashitha Nagesh )))

There’s a reason for this – and it’s not immediately obvious.

People are adding the brackets – known as ‘echoes’ – to their names as part of an online anti-racist movement.