The myth of Righteous America: Why white people defend Darren Wilson

I still can’t comprehend it either …. “it’s” there, staring us in the face. The proverbial “pink elephant” in the room!!!

Friends of Justice

JP-FERGUSON2-articleLargeBy Alan Bean

The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the choking death of Eric Garner in Staten Island have dominated the news cycle for weeks, making it almost impossible to get any other issue onto the agenda.  Immigration, Ebola and ISIS have all been reduced to the status of warm-up acts.

The death of Eric Garner has riveted the nation because we have the video.  A few voices on the hard right are defending Daniel Pantaleo’s use of the choke hold, arguing that it was somehow Mr. Garner’s fault for being obese and having high blood pressure.  But most commentators, regardless of ideological persuasion, are baffled by the grand jury’s decision.  Even when the footage is grainy, the camera doesn’t lie.

The Michael Brown story has captured the lion’s share of media attention precisely because we don’t have the video.  

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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