I’ve struggled with how to even begin.
We know the facts about Ferguson. We know the absolute violence from the police, the tear-gassing, the escalation of aggression, everything.
And yet, this is how the NY Post decides to report on what happened. Granted, the NY Post is not known for being a great, upstanding newspaper, even by NY standards. My dad used to get it as i was growing up, but always told me it was the “trashy” newspaper. So I’ve come to expect very little. Even still, I’m disgusted and disheartened and just infuriated that this is the angle they’re playing. I don’t know if they’ve written other articles on the matter; what I know is that people are going to see this and think that it’s all been justified. People are going to see the juxtaposition of the two photos and think, “Yeah, that black kid looks like a thug; look at what an upstanding citizen Darren Wilson is in his uniform!” I was immediately reminded of the Twitter trend of which photo the media would choose for black and minority citizens if they were to make the news.
But no, of course, we live in a post-racial country, right? Race doesn’t even MATTER anymore. We’re all a part of the HUMAN race. Let’s not make everything about skin color.
I’m fucking disgusted.
Let’s talk about how they only quote one single witness though. They claim a bunch. Quote one.
Meanwhile like 4 or 5 say otherwise and have been on tv to actually say so.