#IStandWithAhmed resonates from White House to Silicon Valley
Everyone from President Barack Obama to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has reached out in support to the 14-year-old Muslim boy Ahmed Mohamed who was handcuffed and escorted from his Irving, Texas, school after he brought a clock that he had made at home.
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
The event has spread across social media via the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed. We look at some of the reaction to the story with Slate’s editor-in-chief Julia Turner.
Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti spoke with Slate’s editor-in-chief Julia Turner on the reaction to the story.