May 16, 2022

Media: When is a "teen" a "man"?

 From an NPR story about the suspect in the Buffalo mass shooting.

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"When news broke of the white supremacist 18-year-old suspect behind the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday in which 10 people died and three others were injured, certain news organizations and commentators have variously described the suspect as a man, as a teenager and as a child.

Critics are asking: If the suspect had been Black, would he have been described and treated similarly?"

HERE'S the NPR story.


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