On Twitter, white Americans are tweeting confessions of crimes they claim to have committed but got away with. It's a virtual version of the protests unfolding nationwide after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.

Now, African Americans are responding on Twitter with a new powerful message: discussing the indignities they experience in everyday life, in a country where racial profiling and disparities persist despite promises by the nation's highest-ranking officials to crack down on them.

Like the #CrimingWhileWhite stories, the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag tweets are not verifiable. But they have been a stirring reminder about the ways blacks face discrimination in American life even in far less dramatic situations than those that have been in the news lately. A sampling:

The tweets were picking up Thursday morning. Here's a live feed: