The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

There was swift reaction to Obama’s remarks on black Twitter. And it wasn’t good.

With his afternoon remarks on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama was answering a call from many of his critics who said they wanted to hear more from him directly.

The early response from some of those critics, and from more than a few supporters, wasn't good -- at least, not among a subset of the black Twitterati.

A small sample:

Granted, Twitter isn't real life. And these voices don't represent all of black Twitter by any means. But they are a good snapshot of how some of the most prominent, active black voices on social media judged Obama's remarks on Ferguson: dissatisfaction -- mixed with relief at his announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder is headed to Ferguson on Wednesday.