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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Hashtag questions media's portrayal of black youth

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The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, provoked a broad discussion on social media sites about the death of young black men in racially tinged shootings.

On Twitter, a campaign using the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown prompted many black users to post photos of themselves and ask how they might be portrayed in news reports if they became shooting victims.

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