Top Photo: In 2012, James Holmes walked into a theater in Aurora, Colorado. James was armed. That day, he shot 12 people dead and injured 70. Bottom Photo: In 2014, a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot Michael Brown multiple times. Michael was unarmed.

From Huffpost: “When The Media Treats White Suspects and Killers Better than Black Victims”

Top Photo: In 2012, James Holmes walked into a theater in Aurora, Colorado. James was armed. That day, he shot 12 people dead and injured 70. Bottom Photo: In 2014, a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot Michael Brown multiple times. Michael was unarmed.

Top Photo: In 2012, James Holmes walked into a theater in Aurora, Colorado. James was armed. That day, he shot 12 people dead and injured 70.
Bottom Photo: In 2014, a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot Michael Brown multiple times. Michael was unarmed.

From the Huffington Post

“News reports often headline claims from police or other officials that appear unsympathetic or dismissive of black victims. Other times, the headlines seem to suggest that black victims are to blame for their own deaths, engaging in what critics sometimes allege is a form of character assassination. When contrasted with media portrayal of white suspects and accused murderers, the differences are more striking. News outlets often choose to run headlines that exhibit an air of disbelief at an alleged white killer’s supposed actions. Sometimes, they appear to go out of their way to boost the suspect’s character, carrying quotes from relatives or acquaintances that often paint even alleged murderers in a positive light.

Here are a few examples:”

Visit the Full Article: When the Media Treats White Suspects and Killers Better than Black Victims

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Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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