To the national corporate media, a young black child’s life is not worth reporting on when it’s taken by black male.
Even when it happens day, after day, after day in cities all across the USA.
This is the real racism that prevails in America’s national (not local) corporate media newsrooms.
Black kids being gunned-down by black men all over the nation is local news only. Like traffic accidents. The feeling is “There’s nothing we can do about it” or “We don’t care to do anything about it” which is nonsense. We can do something about it! We can end the failed war on drugs and we can revitalize the economies of impoverished inner cities if we care enough to do so.
We can provide hope to young black men. If we want to. If we care about them.
Sadly, no one of significance has cared about them for the past fifty years. MLK and RFK were the last two people (who could have actually gotten something done) to care, which is why they both were murdered.
To today’s national corporate media, a young black child’s life is not worth reporting on when it’s taken by black male.
On the national level, this ongoing pattern of dysfunction and violence is totally ignored.
No problem is ever identified.
No solutions are ever offered.
No national conversation ever takes place.
The talking heads on the Sunday talk shows are silent.
And silence is complicity.
In a country where guns are used to kill about 10 times more black children than white children each year, why is the national US media ignoring the plight of black children being gunned down on a near daily basis?
Without national media attention, and a national conversation, this problem will never be solved.
But the national media refuses to cover these stories and refuses to treat them as an on-going pattern of violence occurring in cities all across the USA.
The national media doesn’t care about black people, despite what it claims.
Shame on the national media!
Caught in the Crossfire – A special report on the death of Saniyah Nicholson… https://youtu.be/hLWOwtZmPQE
Pattern of Violence https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUDaValP-9OKvgrcwYShCTE9qGLYtnf8M