The Revolution Will Go Viral?

Kwame Rose Abernathy Magazine #BaltimoreUprising

“If you think about the media’s coverage of black people in general, it’s rooted in anti-blackness. During the uprisings, the media turned their cameras off during the dozens of peaceful marches and only became interested when a CVS started burning. If people knew and understood the conditions that lead up to what was perceived as a riot, then they’d be aware that an uprising took place.”

“People need to understand that nothing has changed in Baltimore,” says Rose. Crime in Baltimore has soared since May, with many pointing to a general strike attitude in response to the movement for accountability. “Right after the protest in May, the police simply stopped doing their jobs,” says Rose.

via The Revolution Will Go Viral | Abernathy

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