So, I'm curious. Why do you think the media isn't putting any focus on black groups calling for murder of whites, or on black on white murder?
Loner Dylan Roof murdered nine people. Yes, that's bad. Then not only did the media focus on him, as expected... he had the confederate flag in a picture on facebook or whatever. Therefore, because of one man, the media went on a tour-de-focus on removing the confederate flag from everywhere, etc.
Now, in the last week or two, a white deputy was flat out murdered by a black man at a gas station in Houston. (the black man walked up and literally unloaded a handgun into the white deputy out of the blue.) A black gay man left a hate-filled declaration and then murdered two whites on live TV.
What are we hearing from the media about black groups calling for the murder of whites?
Some 90 year old rich guy named Sterling made comments to his mistress about blacks in a private conversation... it was front page news for weeks.
Black groups calling for the murder of whites? Nothing.
Three black on white hate-crime murders in the last two weeks? Crickets.
Anyone else getting tired of this double standard? White lives matter!
That seem about right?
Most Helpful Girl
"White lives matter!" That sounds SO stupid. White lives have ALWAYS mattered in this country. White lives have always been the primary concern above any minority: Black, Native American, or Mexican in America. The lives of minorities in this country have ALWAYS been disposable and considered to not matter. THAT is why people chant "Black lives matter." Native Americans will probably be chanting "Native American Lives matter" any day now. I bet you don't even realize what horrible conditions most of them live in today due to white colonialism.
Anyhow, this whole 'race war' thing sounds so damn idiotic and ridiculous. Whether it's black people or white people trying to start a race war: IT'S STUPID. This is 2015. America is one of the most successful nations on the face of this planet. We have the most freedom yet this is what people do with it? That's probably the type of ish ISIS members show to their recruits to tell them why they should hate "ungrateful America". Smdh. We're all just people trying to get by and make it in this chaotic world. No need for any black or white groups to shit all over dead and maimed soldiers for their pathetic, pointless, disgusting "race war"2
Most Helpful Guy
This is a serious problem. While I do think the charleston shooting and the killing of the two news reporters are both wrong that isn't the real problem. The problem starts with questions like this and the black lives matter movement. You ask this question and really you are only asking for attention to be drawn to the killings of 'your race' the same goes for the 'black lives matter' (blm) movement. While attention is being drawn to these, Asian/Hispanic lives get ignored then shit happens and the focus shifts and the process starts over and in the end people just don't care about the other 'races' lives.
Here's something to think about. We (you and I) both agree that both killings were wrong. I agree that the news ignored the deputy and reporter killings. I'm assuming that you think the media misrepresents blacks sometimes too it doesn't matter who gets misrepresented more; the fact is no one should be misrepresented at all. So the real problems, are 1. the racist people who think lives don't matter, so they can just walk into churches shoot innoccent people or kill innocent news reporters, 2. The media which is misrepresenting people and finally a government that is doing nothing about this situation. We have to learn to go beyond this racial thinking.
Also just a small thought about the media. What would the impression be if in both of the incidents the Charleston shooting and the killing of the two reporters, the news report read "innocent reporters/innocent churchgoers killed by racist" rather than black guy kills two reporters or white man kills nine black people in a church. The anger of the masses would be directed on the real problem; racists, and it would increase people's intolerance for racist beliefs and inclinations.0