"A shooting that killed 4 marines happened a couple of days ago in Chattanooga by a Muslim named Muhammad Youssef.. The Obama administration tweeted happy Ramadan before even addressing the shooting.. Can't blame Islam for extremists but all white Americans are guilty for the Charelston shooting -- according to their media --... A disgusting double standard agenda."
Every single major religion, particularly the Abrahamic religions, has its extremists. Extremism in the Middle East is a cause of US foreign policy and imperialism, not something innate in Islam itself.
Likewise, the Charleston massacre was the result of white supremacist culture in the US. Not all white Americans are to blame for the shooting...nobody here said that and we all know the media is garbage and likes to mislead people, stop using it as a crutch.
People of color get frustrated with White people because White people almost always fail to see the ways that they benefit from racist institutions, even if as individuals they are opposed to racism. In turn, White people approach race with false assumptions of even ground, which leads to inappropriate generalizations and comparisons that might be well-intended but are hurtful nonetheless. It's not like every White person is out trying to lynch Black folks, but there is a general ignorance of the power dynamics in our society and this ignorance breeds contemptible behavior.
The media frames these events, like the Charleston shooting or "knock-out", as acts of individuals. The media doesn't have a political analysis that accounts for systematic inequalities or imbalances, the coverage is intentionally reductionist in its approach. Why keep using this logic to push this agenda of a "double standard"? The media lies. Race is intentionally framed in a minimalistic way that doesn't consider the role of institutionalized violence/racism...it focuses all of the conversation on the acts of individuals as "extremists" or "racists" when in truth that is not how these things affect most people in their daily lives. It doesn't seem counter-intuitive to you that you are leaning on mass media to support your argument that the media is intentionally promoting a "double standard" agenda to pit people against eachother and therefore the media shouldn't be trusted?
Yes..the media wants to derail the race conversation and make it about individuals...it is intentionally trying to do this. The "double standard" agenda is real and because of people like you it is obviously working. People aren't talking about systemic racism, which is what the state is afraid of us doing, but now they are talking about "double standards" and "reverse racism"...and people like you are falling for it. It's really ironic...you are telling us not to trust the media all the while you are using the media's talking points to frame and support your argument.
All we are doing here is telling you that the media is not framing the issue of race correctly. White people are not inherently evil because of the color of their skin, but you do benefit from a White supremacist culture and until that is acknowledged the conversation surrounding race is incomplete, which is exactly what those in power want. We are simply saying that there are lots of resources out there to investigate if you are serious about thinking about race in a critical way, and that our lived experiences say much more than what you read on facebook, watch on TV, or hear on the radio; so stop using those outlets to inform you when you know how manipulative they are. Think critically.