Tuesday, May 5, 2015

One Of These Riot Pictures Is Different From The Others

One of these pictures is of the police in Baltimore. Which one?

If you guessed the first picture, you were correct. And where are the others from? Ferguson? New York? Cleveland? Oakland? No, no, no and no.

Instead they are from the University of Arizona, the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland, Ohio State University, Penn State University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of West Virginia during riots following sports victories, losses and the firing of a coach.

These riots are explained away, if they are covered nationally at all, as being done by "drunk" students who got a little out of control, a little rowdy, but it's okay.  But the riots in Baltimore, that was thugs who need to be dealt with accordingly.  What is the defining difference?

Surely race and class have nothing to do with it.

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