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When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures

Sheila Smith McCoy, University of Wisconsin Press, 2001

A professor of English examines several riots in the United States and South Africa, exploring how riots by white participants are reported differently in the media from the way riots by Black participants are.





The Central Park Five

Directed by Ken and Sarah Burns, 2013, 119 minutes

Tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989, and the role the media played in convicting them. The film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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