Posts Tagged ‘violence’

Why do the Media talk about “Black-on-Black” violence But Not “White-on-White” violence?

Posted By Levi

July 18th, 2013 4:32pm


Since the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, there has been quite a bit of discussion in the media about violence in the African-American community. There is no doubt that the level of violence by blacks against other blacks is very high and needs to be dealt with as an urgent issue. But in describing this kind of violence the media have a favorite term for it – they called it “black-on-black” violence. I hate the phrase. I think it is derogatory and suggests that there is something unique about black people when it comes to violence; that they are more prone to violence than others. But this is false. The phrase should be thrown in the dustbin. If the media can’t come up with a better term then they should equally use the term “white-on-white” violence when discussing violence within the white community. This seems only fair to me. Why? Because, like so many things in America, violence is also segregated, it is affected by race. Just as Read More