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  • Edward Rhymes

Senseless Violence & The Cultural Dynamics of Sympathy

When the targets and victims of violence happen to be white, what the victim did or didn’t do isn’t readily discussed. On the other hand, it seems that people of color have to pass some sort of litmus test to illicit a certain level of sympathy, that somehow the grief of a Black, Hispanic, Asian or Muslim mother isn’t as palpable as that of a White one.

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