12-Year-Old Tamir Rice's Wikipedia Page Was Just Edited by Racist Trolls

12-Year-Old Tamir Rice's Wikipedia Page Was Just Edited by Racist Trolls
Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

When a grand jury in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, announced their decision not to indict Cleveland police officers on Monday for the 2014 fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, it didn't take long for the internet to sound off. 

It was bad when prosecutors and police took to Twitter to victim-blame the 12-year-old for his own death. But not bad enough for some true trolls, who thought it a good time to edit the incident's Wikipedia page to display a photo of a chimp.

According to Addicting Info, the page has since been re-edited, restoring the image to that of Rice. But the upsetting moment will be forever immortalized in the edit history. 

The edit that resulted in the racist image is highlighted in blue.
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Marie Solis

Marie is a staff writer with a focus in feminist issues. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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