Sensationalizing crime only perpetuates racism

July 27, 2013 

Recently, the media and especially social media have been ablaze with many, many heinous crimes and all asking where are my national headlines.

Really, people, is this what we have become? Fighting over what horrible crime "wins" the national media award for most chilling murder?

Instead of warring over senseless murders, why not put the energy toward a solution of why any of these unnecessary crimes had to happen. Why must we sensationalize crime?

Unfortunately, most of the posts and stories I have seen have been in response to the Trayvon Martin case and tell terrible stories of murder; most often it is a black-on-white crime, which only perpetuates the racism which is still alive and well in our country.

Those who say it's not are only fooling themselves.

So sad.

Rick Lewis

Bradenton

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