An open letter to the white woman who cried “animals”
As a propagandist i am amazed at Fox News ability to create a fictitious crime (Knock out) and then get it incorrectly identified as happening in multiple places, using the nominally liberal media as part of the delivery system. This is brilliant. As a radical, the entire thing disgusts me. Thanks Sara for calling out this racist behavior.
Dear Jeanne Doucette,
While others organize in protest of the Cville weekly’s racist, sensationalist faux-journalism in reporting your story, I find that my upset lies primarily with you. For while there are two very different sides of the story of what happened on the downtown mall on December 20th, what is clear based on medical evidence collected in the course of the legal investigation is that your story was wildly exaggerated. In a most dangerous and racist way.
You played on your white female privilege and deeply entrenched white fear of the black man. We–white women–are the archetype of innocence; we are the ones who will be believed. And you exploited that to condemn three unknown black men, your archetypal enemy. You played it all out, you took up the mantel of Carolyn Bryant (accuser of Emmett Till) and cried your white woman’s tears and wrote your indignant indictment of…
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