Midday On Culture: The Rhetoric Of Violence | WYPR

Midday On Culture: The Rhetoric Of Violence

Jun 4, 2015

"For every unarmed black man, woman or child killed by unrestrained police officers, there’s an intellectually impoverished response when black people get visibly upset about it: What about black-on-black crime?" Charles Ellison's essay in The Root and the post-riots increase in killings in Baltimore leads us to a discussion of the claim that black Americans are more concerned with police brutality than with the every-day loss of life that occurs in city neighborhoods. Our guests: Sheri Parks, associate dean for the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland at College Park and Charles Ellison, a contributing editor at The Root.