Among so many photographs in the Mandela tribute, one of the most eloquent about reverence and most visceral about color.
via: MSNBC Slideshow — Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary’s life
(photo: Luciano Mellace / Reuters caption: Mandela and Pope John Paul II listen to national anthems after meeting at Johannesburg International Airport on Sept. 16, 1995, at the start of the pope’s first official visit to South Africa. )
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Among so many photographs in the Mandela tribute, one of the most eloquent about reverence and most visceral about color.

via: MSNBC Slideshow — Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary’s life

(photo: Luciano Mellace / Reuters caption: Mandela and Pope John Paul II listen to national anthems after meeting at Johannesburg International Airport on Sept. 16, 1995, at the start of the pope’s first official visit to South Africa. )

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This young man was pulled over while riding in a pick up truck in Arkansas. He was searched twice and handcuffed behind his back according to police. He was placed in the back seat of the police car. Then, according to police, he managed to take out a secret gun and shot himself in the right temple. He was, by the way, left-handed. Police are calling it suicide.
Chavis Carter had an outstanding warrant for a marijuana offense in another state and there was marijuana found in the pickup truck in which he was a passenger.
The only factual analysis I can jump to is that it is impossible to shoot yourself in the head while handcuffed behind your back and after police searched you twice for a weapon.
What is significant about this visually?
First off, CNN’s caption openly contradicts the police version. “Killed” suggests someone besides himself killed him. Second, the photo accompanying the story (presumably released by the family and unrelated) prompts and suggests that Carter was okay in the back of a/the car.
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This young man was pulled over while riding in a pick up truck in Arkansas. He was searched twice and handcuffed behind his back according to police. He was placed in the back seat of the police car. Then, according to police, he managed to take out a secret gun and shot himself in the right temple. He was, by the way, left-handed. Police are calling it suicide.

Chavis Carter had an outstanding warrant for a marijuana offense in another state and there was marijuana found in the pickup truck in which he was a passenger.

The only factual analysis I can jump to is that it is impossible to shoot yourself in the head while handcuffed behind your back and after police searched you twice for a weapon.

What is significant about this visually?

First off, CNN’s caption openly contradicts the police version. “Killed” suggests someone besides himself killed him. Second, the photo accompanying the story (presumably released by the family and unrelated) prompts and suggests that Carter was okay in the back of a/the car.

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Tags #Chavis Carter    #race    #violence    #police    #criminal justice    #social justice    #CNN   

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Only in Utah does the distinction melt into a Walmart clearance rack. Yeah, I know it’s mean.
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Only in Utah does the distinction melt into a Walmart clearance rack. Yeah, I know it’s mean.

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Tags #Race    #FAshion    #Utah    #Utah Valley Magazine   

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April 29, 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. I was there and remember the violence, fear, curfew, and the smell of smoke as portions of the city burned. Can’t answer for the graffiti depicted below. It could have been written by a person with any one of various viewpoints about the riot.
via  The LA Times Framework
(credit:  Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times  caption: Los Angeles — A shopping mall goes up in flames at La Brea Avenue and Pico Boulevard, where someone spray-painted a statement about violence.)
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April 29, 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. I was there and remember the violence, fear, curfew, and the smell of smoke as portions of the city burned. Can’t answer for the graffiti depicted below. It could have been written by a person with any one of various viewpoints about the riot.

via The LA Times Framework

(credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times caption: Los Angeles — A shopping mall goes up in flames at La Brea Avenue and Pico Boulevard, where someone spray-painted a statement about violence.)

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George Zimmerman’s confirmed website has very little information on it, but it does have an “album” with a photo montage. The only problem is that the graffiti photo on the lower left was tagged on Ohio State University’s  Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center. Of course, we don’t know if Zimmerman was aware of that fact.
via  The Real George Zimmerman
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George Zimmerman’s confirmed website has very little information on it, but it does have an “album” with a photo montage. The only problem is that the graffiti photo on the lower left was tagged on Ohio State University’s Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center. Of course, we don’t know if Zimmerman was aware of that fact.

via The Real George Zimmerman

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Apparently, LA is just catching on to something that’s been going on in the rest of the country for years.

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On a day that was “all about Trayvon,” this is a wonderful example of how much America, and the media, lives off of celebrity politics. Today’s feature post at BagNews  explores the same issue.
via The Charlotte Observer
(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: SANFORD, FL: Rev. Al Sharpton departs as media are reflected in a vehicle window at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Sharpton organized today’s rally.) 
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On a day that was “all about Trayvon,” this is a wonderful example of how much America, and the media, lives off of celebrity politics. Today’s feature post at BagNews explores the same issue.

via The Charlotte Observer

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: SANFORD, FL: Rev. Al Sharpton departs as media are reflected in a vehicle window at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Sharpton organized today’s rally.)

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From the Million Hoodie March. The reason I like this photo is that it does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do: capture the white fear of the hooded black male. 
I compare it to the iconic 1968 Olympics photo of John Carlos and Tommy Smith because it captures white angst and puts it on the world stage for examination. 
via North Jersey.com
(photo credit: Mary Altaffer/AP Photo caption:  Tyrone Boykins, left, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, takes part in the Million Hoodie March in Union Square Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York. The march was in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. The teenager was unarmed and was wearing a hoodie.)
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From the Million Hoodie March. The reason I like this photo is that it does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do: capture the white fear of the hooded black male.

I compare it to the iconic 1968 Olympics photo of John Carlos and Tommy Smith because it captures white angst and puts it on the world stage for examination.

via North Jersey.com

(photo credit: Mary Altaffer/AP Photo caption: Tyrone Boykins, left, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, takes part in the Million Hoodie March in Union Square Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York. The march was in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. The teenager was unarmed and was wearing a hoodie.)

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 Great photo of a royal reacting un-royally at a horse race. Talking vulnerable photo subjects, Camilla is our favorite so far.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit: Eddy Keogh/Reuters caption:  Camilla (C), Duchess of Cornwall, and Zara Phillips (R) react during The Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 14, 2012.)
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Great photo of a royal reacting un-royally at a horse race. Talking vulnerable photo subjects, Camilla is our favorite so far.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Eddy Keogh/Reuters caption: Camilla (C), Duchess of Cornwall, and Zara Phillips (R) react during The Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 14, 2012.)

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Nicole Bengiveno’s GOP primary/racial segregation shot is the smartest, bravest campaign pic I’ve seen all year. The pic may be “overstretching” the metaphor, but the vote was segregated. Mostly white people voted in the South’s GOP primaries yesterday. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times caption:  People in Birmingham, Ala., waited to register vehicles at the Jefferson County Courthouse , which was also a polling station. There have been lines at the courthouse since major cuts in the budget.)
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Nicole Bengiveno’s GOP primary/racial segregation shot is the smartest, bravest campaign pic I’ve seen all year. The pic may be “overstretching” the metaphor, but the vote was segregated. Mostly white people voted in the South’s GOP primaries yesterday.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times caption: People in Birmingham, Ala., waited to register vehicles at the Jefferson County Courthouse , which was also a polling station. There have been lines at the courthouse since major cuts in the budget.)

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