Interesting article Shakes, I could not agree more.
I have stood upon my soap box on this subject more times than I can count. Isn't it time to have some kind of "movement" where people stand up and demand some integrity out of the media, some facts, some sense of reality not in the way they see it but in how things actually are in real life.
Despite these impressive improvements in various indicators of success, the media continues to highlight a negative narrative that associates black men with violence, crime and poverty. It’s time for the media to report the true story—not the outdated stereotype.
There is always more work to do for sure. But these stereotypes that keep living in the media, there to drive the agendas of groups needing these ideas to persist is just getting old and bothersome.
When I consistently read media and then worse, posters or commentators agreeing that things have gotten no better than "they were in the '60's" I know I am dealing with either people too young to have experienced what they are proselytizing about or someone with an agenda that needs that idea to permeate and live on.
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo spelled backwards is Opmnuokotetna (which is Swahili for Hand Sanitizer). Mr. Glass, circa 2014