Here’s a serious question you may have never thought about… If you got gunned down by vigilantes or by police, which photo of yourself would you want to appear in the news? And which one do you think the media would choose to display?
If you’re a person of color, that photo may often be the one that puts you the least flattering light, and which implies that your murder was justified. This profound question started with with a brilliant tweet from Rell ain’t Sh*t, in the wake of 18-year-old Mike Brown’s murder by trigger-happy police officers who didn’t even notice that he was unarmed.
It somehow got to Steve Marmel, the celebrity screenwriter and liberal activist, who retweeted: