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‘Shots Fired’ Tackles Racism in America From a Different Angle

Friday, April 7, 2017 8:49
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FOX’s new hit series, “Shots Fired” speaks to the heart of racism, but from another perspective. It centers on a community of different races in North Carolina who are struggling with the police and civilian relationship that has long been a tainted reality in America. The idea of police shooting an unarmed victim has become a realism that has mostly dominated African-American neighborhoods. “Shots Fired” covers this racially charged epidemic, which has become a crisis in America, from a different angle.

In recent years, there have been many fatal cases of unarmed black men interacting with law enforcement. The loss of Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Dontre Hamilton, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, and Eric Garner are a few who appear to reinforce an epidemic that has many within the black community fearful of a routine traffic stop. The creators of the new FOX series wanted to tackle the issue head on but decided to reverse the races.

This epidemic that has plagued the African-American community is not foreign to Caucasian localities but is definitely not as common. This injustice has … Click HERE to continue reading

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