Multiple supporters of GOP candidate Donald Trump were given airtime in the media to argue in support of his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Fortunately, CNN invited someone on to their cable news network to explain how supporters of Trump have been scared into thinking “crazy Muslims” are going to kill […]
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Less than a week into August, at least 46 people have been shot across Chicago, six fatally. That’s an average of nearly eight shootings per day. What’s most shocking (in the least surprising way) is how little attention these shootings garner in the mainstream press. It’s the same routine every year: Only in the aftermath […]
Education “reformers” are seeing their privatization dreams come true as mass public school closings spread from one city to the next. Chicago is currently ground zero for this scheme with 54 schools slated for closing this year in what the Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss called “the largest mass district closing of schools ever in the […]
Jonylah Watkins, just 6-months-old, was shot on Monday, March 11, on Chicago’s South Side as her dad changed her diaper in the front passenger’s seat of their minivan.
Yesterday evening, a 49-year-old woman in Oakland, California was shot and killed by a stray bullet while walking to the store, marking the city’s 124th homicide of 2012. Thus far, a google news search of “Oakland woman shot” has produced just four articles about this particular shooting. As I wrote earlier this week, the media usually pays […]
The trauma being faced by the surviving children of the Newtown school massacre is a daily reality for their mostly poor black and brown counterparts in cities like Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. That’s because gun violence is most prevalent in America’s impoverished inner-cities, where researchers say the PTSD rate could be as high as 40 […]
Media attention devoted to the latest mass shooting in front of the Empire State building is telling when contrasted with the nonexistent coverage of gun violence ravaging America’s inner cities. The following are some of the latest examples of shootings regularly overlooked by the media and politicians alike. Last night, 19 people were shot in […]