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MEDIA: Get fresh perspective on Trayvon Martin case

Letter by Stephen Wright, Tacoma on April 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 70 Comments »
April 12, 2012 2:20 pm

The News Tribune’s view of the Trayvon Martin case (editorial, 4-10) is sending the same message as so many other sensational media sources. If you really want a fresh perspective on this case, I suggest you read the Wall Street Journal’s April 5th article by Shelby Steele.  Steele is a black senior fellow at Stanford who eloquently labels this sad affair not as a white racist situation (remember the shooter is Hispanic) but instead an exploitation by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

The civil rights community and the liberal media still provoke the public with the message that America is still a racist society. Does some racism still exist? Surely within all races, but not nearly to the degree that is being magnified here.

As an important messenger to this community, the TNT owes it to the readers to place more pieces like Steele’s in the paper and less of columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., whose unrelenting, predictable message is long overdue for a change.

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