DEMONIZING BLACK VICTIMS IS AN OLD RACIST TROPE THAT DIDN'T WORK FOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS THIS TIME

Ahmaud Arbery was the victim. But for weeks, he was painted as a brute and a thug in the trial of the three White men who killed him. This tactic isn't new, but rather the latest example in a long history of court cases that criminalize and dehumanize Black victims. © Provided by CNN Left to right: Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery Emmett Till. Jordan Davis. Trayvon Martin. ...

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