Expectation of A Safe Environment

Posted on October 5, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

While watching the news report (channel unknown) of a 13-year-old who was allegedly ganged raped in broad daylight at Seward Park in Chicago on September 22, 2008, only Caucasian people were shown in the report. The park in which the attack occurred located in a cuturally diverse and mixed-income community. The news report showed the caucasian people and made the comment that the people in the community have “an expectation of a safe environment.”

This rather offended me because my translation of the news report was that only Caucasian people have such an expectation. I feel that everyone should have an expectation of a safe environment regardless of their location. Correction, everyone should live in such an environment. However, the reality is a lot different.

I just wanted to get that off of my chest because it is really disturbing to watch the news. What’s worse is that someone, somewhere, is taking everything they see on the news at face value. Thankfully, I am not that one.

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