Let’s not make any mistake about the fact that black people were victims under slavery and segregation. During these two eras it’s estimated that at least 10,000 black people were murdered through lynching, hanging, beatings or otherwise. That’s not to mention the obscenely discriminatory laws that black people had to survive under Jim Crow legislation. But in the past five decades since, the United States has moved far beyond that system. Laws that specifically targeted black people are no longer in existence and lynchings are a crime of the distant past. Yet by seeing how the liberal media is covering the Trayvon Martin case, it’s as if those days are still alive and well in the United States.
The media’s response to the case – and now the verdict – suggests to black people that white people and the U.S. government are out to put black people back “in chains” (thank you, Vice President Biden). How has the liberal media done this? By simply glossing over and, at times, completely ignoring the facts of the case.