On White Riots

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Because Charleston's horror, like so much that came before before, was fueled by too many guns and too much racist media demonizing as "thugs" every African-American seeking justice, a call from Brave New Films to "change the biased narrative  - one word at a time." Their short new film, "White Riots," uses a simple trick of transposing news coverage on black protests - usually over life and death - and white protests - usually over football and hockey games lost and won - to lay bare the rank discrepancies and demand fairness in media coverage, whether of social upheaval or shootings.


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