Do Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims? Black people get treated like their life is meaningless!
“On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute. Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun. One thing clear, however, is that Brown’s death follows a disturbingly common trend of black men being killed, often while unarmed and at the hands of police officers, security guards and vigilantes.
After news of Brown’s death broke, media-watchers carefully followed the narratives that news outlets began crafting about the teenager and the incident that claimed his life. Wary of the controversy surrounding the media’s depiction of Trayvon Martin — the Florida teen killed in a high-profile case that led to the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman — people on Twitter wondered, “If they gunned me down, which picture would they use?” Using the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users posted side-by-side photos, demonstrating the power that news outlets wield in portraying victims based on images they select.
On Monday, Twitter user LordSWVP tweeted out a photo driving home another point: Media treatment of black victims is often harsher than it is of whites suspected of crimes, including murder.”
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Black people get treated like their life is meaningless……..
There are too many black men out there who don’t take care of their kids!!! Yeah there are some white men, and other ethnic men out there who don’t take care of their kids either, but black men are the main ones who don’t take care of their kids or even claim their kids. You know it’s your child, so why are you denying that innocent soul, and not taking care of that soul you helped make? That’s crazy! You’re a coward!!! You black men who do this need to step up be a REAL MAN, and take care of your kids! I’m speaking for the fatherless black kids out there who see other kids with their daddy playing ball or just taking them out for ice cream! I’m speaking for the Fatherless Black Kids who cry because their broken hearted wondering why their Black Daddy don’t want them! I’m speaking for the Black Mothers out there who are struggling just to make ends meet, with no help from their child’s Black Father or his black family, because they don’t give a care about the innocent black child he helped made! This needs to stop! It’s unfair to these innocent black children whom grow up feeling unloved by their black fathers!