Despite the efforts of young leaders in the movement to end gun violence, mainstream media outlets fail to cover Black people killed by the police with the same humanity granted to White victims and survivors. Media advocacy organization Media Matters for America took on this dissonance in a new video released yesterday (April 24). It highlights the work of activists working for gun control that saves Black lives, and shows clips of commentators on CNN, Fox News, CBS and other outlets as they defend police killings by blaming their Black victims and calling them criminals. Watch the video in full above.
WATCH: How Mainstream Media Erases Black Police Shooting Victims From Gun Control Coverage
By Sameer Rao Apr 25, 2018