Too Many

Thinking of too many dead Black men and too many American cities in crisis, the words of Baltimore Orioles COO John Angelos ring true for me.

” … my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.”

I wonder, what is the media’s role in keeping this broader – and essential – narrative in the margins?

May we heal as one.

Jean

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