The Paris Attacks and the White Lives Matter Movement (Ajamu Baraka in counterpunch)

Posted: 2015/11/23 by dearbalak in Links/Articles/Video

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/20/the-paris-attacks-and-the-white-lives-matter-movement/

I received a message from one of my friends in Lebanon who asked with feigned curiosity why the U.S. media only gave a passing reference to the bombing in Beirut before turning to non-stop coverage of the attacks in Paris. Of course, like many of us she already knew the answer – that in the consciousness of the White West there is a premium on the value of White life.

Acknowledging this fact is neither new nor should it be particularly controversial. Its obviousness is apparent to anyone who is honest. 

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