Chicago Tribune opinion writer Dahleen Glanton offers another perspective on how we, as Americans and the media, viewed the tragedy of the child in Florida and the fear for the child in Cincinnati.
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 – Chicago Tribute opinion writer Dahleen Glanton has written a provoking piece on how we react when tragedy strikes. And why people, and the media, reacted differently when a toddler was drowned by an alligator and a toddler fell into a gorilla exposure. Glanton writes:
“I believe the answer has a lot to do with how we value lives. Some simply are more expendable than others. Lane was from an affluent, suburban family. Isaiah is not. Lane was white. Isaiah is African-American.”
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