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Politics and Sports Only See Skin Color

The United States is in the midst of an era in which our most influential figures essentialize individual persons based on the color of their skin. They don’t see John go to the market anymore — they see John, who is a [insert skin color] [insert gender], go to the market. This means John’s life is crumbled up into a ball and thrown aside. None of it matters. He has been defined by whatever race he is. From now on, that’s his identity. This mindset is applied to large-scale issues. George Floyd’s death was tragic, as are all unnecessary deaths. Most public figures didn’t refer to it as tragic though. Politicians, talk show hosts, and journalists barely uttered the word. They called his death racist. We have yet to see or hear definitive proof that Floyd’s death was, in fact, racially motivated. The only evidence we have is that a white person killed a black person. That’s it.  Ever wonder why even the prosecution in the Floyd murder trial didn’t call the crime racist, except maybe once? Because it couldn’t be proven. It’s a narrative, a narrative that led our leaders to accept riots across the country and allow outside […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers any news story that deserves attention but focuses on media. His interests include reading Stephen King novels, avoiding traffic on the road, and pretending to solve true-crime mysteries. He still believes Cersei should've won and encourages everyone to always question the news.