The Media Didn’t Create This Divide
Like most Americans, I’ve spent the last 72 hours following the events of Charlottesville, VA very closely. I’ve laughed at the memes, I’ve been angered by the
Nazis alt-right protesters, and I’ve spent my fair share of that time arguing with people on the internet. But you know what? I understand why these protests (and the subsequent counter-protests) are going on, why they’ve become violent, and why people are justifying them.
Two Facebook comments popped up on a friend’s post wherein she shared a video showing the torch-bearing mob intimidating counter-protesting students. These strike at the heart of the issue in a way unlike anything else I’ve seen:
Lol did you not see this coming? News and media has been making white people out to be the bad guy for so long and doubly so recently it was only a matter of time before big things like tnis happened. Not says its right or okay
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