In newsrooms they say “if it bleeds, it leads.” News reporters like to wring all the drama from your local crimes as they can. But too often, news coverage leaves us with no answers to crime’s most serious question: why criminals do what they do? Imagine the surprise of the local 8 news crew in Knoxville, Tennessee when the stabbing suspect came right up to them and answered that very question.
Soooooo, Satan. That’s what you’re going with. Maybe it’s better just to wonder.
Susan X Jane is a diversity educator, speaker, and trainer and coach. A former professor and media literacy activist, she now consults with organizations looking to make sense of our current cultural shift. She thinks a lot about media and race…a lot...and writes and speaks about media…and race... and encourages everyone she meets to think about the way our identity shapes our experiences, ideas, and beliefs about the world. If you're reading this, she wants you to think about it too. Want to talk about it? Let's go.
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