I recently came across a blog post that was shared by Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian’s Facebook Community Member Saman Waquad. Saman is always up to something social justice related, and this blog post she shared entitled “The Glorification of White Crime” really caused me to stop and think.
From Tumblr: The Glorification of White Crime
“pick a crime, any crime, and Western media has probably made a movie/TV series/play/etc. with a white person that romanticizes the criminal activity. No matter what, a white person can do whatever terrible crimes and still have a TV/movie fanbase that loves them.
The Tumblr page, which is called “This is White Culture” seeks to “show a common thread of white history as it relates to the oppression of PoC.” (People of Color)
I haven’t looked over the blog in its entirety, but he subject matter of this post definitely raises some important prompts for discussion about the racialization of crime and how it manifests itself in society.
Did you read the article? What are your thoughts?
Grace & Peace,
Relando Thompkins, MSW
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