Please, we must continue to call out the media’s blatant attempts to deny RACISM in the massacre of 9 Black people in Emmanuel AME Charleston, South Carolina church
The face of DENIAL, attempts at distracting, deflecting, and full out support of blaming black folks for their deaths at the hands of RACISM, and their efforts to MAINTAIN WHITE SUPREMACY.
THERE IS NO DENYING CHUCK TODD & MSNBC, 21 year old Dylann Roof is a racist, murdering white man who massacred 9 black people in a HISTORICALLY BLACK church.
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) June 21, 2015
From Chauncey DeVega
He is Not a Twenty-First Century White Supremacy ‘Mindweapon’: The ‘Last Rhodesian’ Dylann Roof’s ‘Manifesto’ is Tedious, Boilerplate, White Supremacist Claptrap
There is a furious effort now on the part of the so called mainstream media, to blunt the racism angle of this shooting, which really is the only angle, to avoid having the discussion that needs to be had. Yes, guns are a problem. But racism is an even bigger problem; its the catalyst for the devastating use of guns in a lot of cases. Racism was the focus of the Charleston killer. He wasn’t there to make a statement on the second amendment or gun rights, he was there to kill black people for being black, to start a race war.
If anything, what the media needs to be exploring are the beliefs of people like Roof. Where do they come from? Why do they persist in believing things that are not true, in order to keep alive the hatred that seems to be the only thing that really animates them politically? If they were going to air a segment, why not air one of white male killers, who are damn near the sole perpetrators of mass killing, and ask them why they did it?
And a must read here by Chauncey DeVega of WARN;