Do Their Lives Matter?

This is another of my “workarounds” because of censorship on Facebook and elsewhere.

Do their lives matter? Victims, that is, of black-on-white lethal violence. That’s the question Paul Kersey would have you ask.

Five-year-old white boy, Cannon Hinnant is murdered execution-style for riding his bike on a lawn, by a black neighbor named Darius Sessoms.

Note the links in the article to numerous other cases mainstream media has either reported locally or not at all. I hope that, somewhere, he references the Wichita Horror, or as it is also called, the Wichita Massacre.

Such phenomena are not a new development. They reflect double-standards that have been in place for over two decades, and possibly longer. Back around the turn of the millennium, I researched and reported on one such case myself, that of a 60-something man with a heart condition beaten to a pulp on his own property because his car had a Sons-of-Confederate-Veterans bumpersticker (article taken down long ago; one of these days I will have to restore it and a follow-up story done a year later).

When the local newspaper informed me they had “spiked” their version of the story, I went ahead with mine. (Needless to say, doing so nearly cost me my job at the time.)

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About Steven Yates

I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia and teach Critical Thinking (mostly in English) at Universidad Nacionale Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile. I moved here in 2012 from South Carolina. My most recent book is entitled Four Cardinal Errors: Reasons for the Decline of the American Republic (2011). I am the author of an earlier book, around two dozen articles & reviews, & still more articles on commentary sites on the Web. I live in Santiago with my wife Gisela & two spoiled cats, Bo & Princesa.
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