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Social Media Buzz: Race Relations, Nicki vs Taylor, #SandraBland

Nicki Minaj performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (AP/Scott Roth)
Nicki Minaj performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (AP/Scott Roth)

This week social media was a buzz with a feud between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift after Nicki’s record breaking Anaconda did not get nominated for MTV’s Video of the Year award.

But while pop stars talked about their nominations, people were still asking #whathappenedtoSandraBland.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Mike Barry, deputy audience director for Guardian US about how issues about race are being discussed on social media.

Guest:

  • Mike Barry, deputy audience director for Guardian U.S. He tweets @MikeElliotBarry.

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