Does the portrayal of African American offenders in the popular media seem fair to you?
I would say that in the mainstream media, there is a certain amount of apprehension to talk about race. More specifically, there is a certain amount of fear in saying anything that would sound racist, especially when it comes to African Americans. Part of the reason for this is because the media has a liberal bias and within this liberal ideology making any sort of racial distinction is seen as wrong.
Hence, when there is an African American offender, it is rarely made public that the offender is African American. He or she is just an offender. The reason for this is to not make race into an issue. Also we need to remember that there are a lot of African American groups out there that have power and they will not tolerate any sort of discrimination. In short, things seem fair.
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