Media Framing of Las Vegas Shooter

Kelly Macias analyzes the media treatment of Stephen Paddock. “Even in his death, Paddock is afforded something that, in life, is not afforded to people of color. He gets to be seen as an individual—not as a member of a suspect ethnic identity group, even one that has a history of violence such as white men.” She also contests the description that the Las Vegas shootings were “the worst mass shooting in American history,” giving counter examples of massacres of African Americans and Native Americans.  Read the complete essay by clicking here.

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