01 May 2015

Black Lives Matter: Justice for Freddie Gray

What did you expect? I don’t know why we’re so surprised. When you put your foot on a man’s neck and hold him down for three hundred years, and then you let him up, what’s he going to do? He’s going to knock your block off.

-- President Lyndon Johnson

The mainstream/elite/white media tend to frame the parameters of discourse within their perspective, which differs from the perspective of the majority of people in the Unites States and around the world. Through doing so, they influence public opinion and solidify personal biases. They suppress the voices of victims, of the marginalized, and of the vast populace who does not enjoy the privileges of money and power, as do those in the elite, prestige media. Here are some of the voices of the oppressed:

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