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Post time 2014-8-27 14:04:04 |Display all floors

How come the media isn't covering the killing of an unarmed white boy by a black cop?

Dillon Taylor, a white 20 year old kid, was killed by a black cop on August 11; two days after Michael Brown was killed.

Taylor was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was leaving a 7-11 convenience store and the cops were in the area because there was a report of a man with a gun. Taylor had headphones in and did not hear the police when they asked him to lay down on the ground. Taylor, unfortunately, reached into his pocket, for a cell phone, and that was the last thing he ever did. He had no gun. He did not rob any stores. He did not assault a police officer.

Why does the media only select certain stories like Michael Brown’s story to be told. Are they intentionally stirring up racial hatred? Is it because Salt Lake City didn’t riot? Surely a lot of whites must have thought this was racially motivated?

Wrong most people (black, white, yellow, or green) understand this wasn’t racially motivated. White America is thrown into one category of being racists. If a white on black crime happens, the worst always gets assumed by the minority. This in turn gets pushed by the media. Then is spins out of control and the real problems begin.

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Post time 2014-8-28 10:28:09 |Display all floors
I guess it's the whole slave thing. It takes a while for people to forget that they were treated like
livestock and had to fight for every right they have accumulated over the past few centuries.
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Post time 2014-8-28 10:46:58 |Display all floors
there are exceptions that seem to prove the rule. Yes, this is a tragic incident too.  I hope there will be justice done. Will the police officer get away without serious consequences? I doubt it will be so. If that does happen, the whites will react more effectively - they control policy making and enforcement. Blacks and minorities have less clout in law making... because they are in the minority.
But the reason why media gives more coverage to one and not the other is because of the reaction to such incidents. The reaction is dependent on whether are they viewed as unfortunate accidents OR part of an ongoing pattern.
From what I have seen or observed, it is much more common for blacks to die at the hands of police, especially white ones, for trivial reasons.
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Post time 2014-8-28 10:47:07 |Display all floors
yeah, media should abide by the principle of objective and real. too many controversial social problems and conflicts have been caused and pushed by the media.

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Post time 2014-8-28 11:18:45 |Display all floors
Alamaomao Post time: 2014-8-28 10:47
yeah, media should abide by the principle of objective and real. too many controversial social probl ...

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Post time 2014-8-28 14:06:23 |Display all floors
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dusty1 Post time: 2014-8-28 14:06
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