Video from around the world has been edited together to make it appear as though there is a “new” game among African-American youth called “The Knockout Game.”
Click through to see the 19 minute video which has been edited down from a one hour and five minute video.
After reading The New Jim Crow, I can really connect the dots with what mass media does to demonize black people.
European-Americans make up 70% of the U.S., but how often does mass media make a demonizing news segment out of the behavior of a single European-American in the way that this story does.
When a European-American shoots up a school or theater, the media doesn’t say that it’s a new mass shooting game.
The U.S. seems to have a difficult time acknowledging that any individual can need mental health care. And we know that there can be numerous road blocks in accessing a psychologists. One needs insurance, time and transportation to even begin the process, and poverty makes all three of those hoops more difficult to get through.