Wednesday, December 07, 2016

He Was No Angel

I'm actually for reporters providing more nuanced portrayals of people who do bad things, but in 2016 there should be a bit more self-awareness in newsroom generally that these treatments are given to relatively privileged white guys, and not young black males who (in some cases) grew up and live in desperate circumstances. Growing up in poverty is treated as personal pathology, and not an obstacle or hurdle. If you're black, anyway.