Black protesters calling for justice versus white sports fans rioting after a game – do you judge them differently?
The media sure does – and so do the police. This video by Brave New Films exposes exactly why that’s such a huge problem.
The language news outlets use to cover these events have a big influence on public perception – and right now, they’re trying to get you to see (mostly white) rioting sports fans as “rowdy” young people, and to dismiss black protesters as “thugs.”
Check out the side by side comparison, and watch what happens when the words and images are switched. This is chilling proof of why we need to demand fairness in media coverage, and the end of the video has an opportunity for you to do just that.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable
- 5 Ways People Excuse Police Violence Against Black Youth – And What They’re Missing
Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. Check out their website, Facebook, and YouTube channel and Twitter @bravenewfilms.