How Privilege Works in Murder

RIP Robert Emanuel “Bobby” Franks
1904–1924

Nobody would have cared
if they were brown,
disable or a woman.

 

 

Today the students and I played a game of privilege in my Ethnic studies class this semester, and Bobby came to mind so I thought “nobody would’ve batted an eye if this person was an other” and it’s true even till this day. However, because Bobby was white, able body and minded including wealthy, justice had to be served. Notice how society–or the media per se controls the narrative on who the public gets to sympathize with.

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