Thursday, April 30, 2015

Context and Perception

A lot of people on all parts of the political spectrum have been cheering the angry mother in Baltimore who wasn't happy to find her son participating in the uprising there.

I can't help but wonder what the reaction to this video, particularly from those on the Right, would have been if it had taken place in any other context. Would the same people be cheering this woman as a good mother if the scene took place on the same day in any city but Baltimore? I suspect a lot of the same people would post the video, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the comments would not be about this woman's parenting skills.
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