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The Media Downplay Murder When It's Black-on-White and Black-on-Black

rama Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 3:54 PM
One issue is the whole notion of "leaders" when it comes to race. While Asian and Hispanic groups have advocacy groups they generally don't have leaders that try to guide the thoughts and actions of the rest of the group. This is one reason they have been able to assimilate to greater degrees.

Why did the Trayvon Martin case become such a huge national story?

Is it because an innocent black teenager lost his life at the hands of a man, George Zimmerman, who "racially profiled" him? Is it that the victim is black and the shooter was not? Is it because the major media push the narrative that white anti-black racism remains an "unresolved" national issue? Is it because "civil rights activist" and MSNBC host Al Sharpton demands the shooter's arrest, threatening peaceful civil disobedience and "economic sanctions"?

If violent black-white crime generates headlines, where were the media after the...