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Seeing Black Men In The Eyes Of The Media

Baltimore, Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, police brutality continues to be a growing issue which got me to thinking. Hey black men, if you got murdered by a cop tomorrow, what kind of "thug" would the media try to make you out to be? Here are a few options!

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Light Skinned Thug

This thug has lighter skin and may have overly manicured facial hair. The media sees them as less of a threat, but.....still a thug.

This thug has lighter skin and may have overly manicured facial hair. The media sees them as less of a threat, but.....still a thug.

Dark Skinned Thug

This thug has darker skin. He is feared more because he is harder to spot at night, which makes him harder to shoot. So, these thugs are shot the quickest, because we know cops ain't trying to run.

This thug has darker skin. He is feared more because he is harder to spot at night, which makes him harder to shoot. So, these thugs are shot the quickest, because we know cops ain't trying to run.

Educated Thug

Oh boy this kind of thug is one of the most feared. They are the biggest threat because their degrees deflect bullets. But don't reach for it, because it will be mistaken as a gun and you will get shot. So...

Oh boy this kind of thug is one of the most feared. They are the biggest threat because their degrees deflect bullets. But don't reach for it, because it will be mistaken as a gun and you will get shot. So...

Gay Thug

Oh shit, two thugs decided to form a union together as lovers? I think you mean a TWO PERSON GANG! Be careful, America loves 2 for 1's.

Oh shit, two thugs decided to form a union together as lovers? I think you mean a TWO PERSON GANG! Be careful, America loves 2 for 1's.

President Thug

This is a most special kind of thug, because he is the first of his kind. Like a rare pokemon that's like half dark type/ half thug.
Pete Souza / The White House

This is a most special kind of thug, because he is the first of his kind. Like a rare pokemon that's like half dark type/ half thug.

Slave Thug

I mean, yes, he was a slave...but like, he was a thug too...it's like don't run from the cops, or your slave master, duh...

I mean, yes, he was a slave...but like, he was a thug too...it's like don't run from the cops, or your slave master, duh...

Ancient Thugs

How can you look at this and not see a precursor for the "corner boys?" I've seen the Wire! THUGS!

How can you look at this and not see a precursor for the "corner boys?" I've seen the Wire! THUGS!

Super Thug

He probably looted that ring...thug

He probably looted that ring...thug

God Thug

#AllGodsMatter but not this one...because he's a thug...byeeeeee!

#AllGodsMatter but not this one...because he's a thug...byeeeeee!

Didn't find a characterization that fit you?

Yea, most black men don't. But, that's ok. Just keep watching the news. I'm sure you will find one soon enough since so many different black men are getting murdered so often. And with that I leave you with these simple words.

"Stay safe, stay sane, stay in doors."

Signing out.

- Thug with a Mac & An Internet Connection

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