Black death has become a cultural spectacle: Why the Walter Scott tragedy won’t change White America’s mind

He was unarmed. He was shot in the back. He was a person. These facts should all matter — but they won’t

Black death has become a cultural spectacle: Why the Walter Scott tragedy won't change White America's mind

Lest anyone be tempted to excuse this as again just another bad apple, the San Francisco chief of police fired eight police officers late last week, after evidence surfaced of them trading racist and homophobic text messages. One text message read: “All niggers must fucking hang.” And another said, “cross burning lowers blood pressure. I did the test myself.” How many rotten apples do we need before we start chopping down the apple tree?

http://www.salon.com/2015/04/08/black_death_has_become_a_cultural_spectacle_why_the_walter_scott_tragedy_wont_change_white_americas_mind/

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