U.S. mainstream media, government, and law enforcement continue to fail us. Are their hands tied, or are they simply afraid of speaking candidly on the issue of race?
Misleading or superfluous details concerning these Black-on-White attacks are often unnecessarily included, whilst more vital data is often curiously ignored — that is, if and when such attacks are even deemed “newsworthy.”
Surely, if the roles were reversed, these attacks would have secured headlines across the nation and maintained some form of presence, even a year on.
Why the sheepish approach? Why the blackout? Is there some strategy at work here? Where are the civil rights defenders? Where are the protesters? Where is the outrage? Do Black-on-White crimes just not happen to mesh with the established portrait of racism and victimhood in this country? Does someone’s livelihood perhaps depend on the inaccuracies conveyed by that portrait remaining unchallenged?
This is more than a year onward, and Black-on-White assaults continue to occur in downtown Denver. Black assailants. White targets. No considerable action. No extensive coverage or attention.
But then… this issue is surely larger than Denver, isn’t it? It is larger than Colorado. It cannot be reduced to any particular city or state. It is, by no means even unique to the U.S., as anyone who follows events recorded by the various independent media of Europe, South Africa, and Australia, for example, knows all too well.
How are the mainstream media and law enforcement addressing the issue elsewhere? Or are they addressing it at all? Is the source of fear one and the same? Are profitable myths the world over imperiled by adequate attention and exposure in this regard?
The questions answer themselves.
Let the example of Denver, as with countless others, serve to remind us that we are increasingly on our own. -W.
Information is armament, and self-reliance is key.
Wake or perish. -W.