everlastinggodstopper (ernunnos) wrote,

What's not making national news.

Have you even heard the name Tailar Davis? High school valedictorian, nursing student, female, black. Capped in the back of her head. Along with her boyfriend. Do a Google News search for her name. Here, I'll even link it.

Your search - "tailar davis" - did not match any news results.

Not a god. damned. thing.

People - on all sides of the Zimmerman/Martin issue - you are being played. The very fact that you have allowed this story to be selected for you is the point. Black kids are dying at a rate six times the rate of white kids. But that's not an issue. That doesn't make the news. It doesn't get discussed. In fact, even approaching the topic is likely to get you branded a racist. Never mind that this is one racial disparity that results in dead bodies, day after day, month after month, year after year.

How can you fix a problem you can't talk about? You can't. That, I think, is by design. Think about how much different the world would be if we really cared about saving lives. What would we do if we actually wanted to address the bulk of the problem?

Well, for one, we'd legalize drugs. But we can't do that for reasons. And those reasons are why you have to be distracted by George Zimmerman and Teyvon Martin. And that's why you don't know the name of Tailar Davis.

Except now you do. What you do with that knowledge is up to you.

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