Posted on May 20, 2009 ·
In this instance, maybe it’s a bit side-tracked from the intro because it occurred at a dominant-white college, but the VICTIM was a black man…
His name was Justin Cosby, a 21-Year-Old student at Salem State College. It was reported that the shooting occurred a few blocks down from his own campus, but on the Harvard Univeristy campus around 5pm, within the undergraduate dorm Kirkland House. All of the information is still in the process of being compunded and released; at this time it remains a mystery who he was visiting, who killed him, and why. At the press conference, his mother made it a priority to state that he was not gang-related and was a very kind-hearted person. It’s always sad to think of situations such as these, especially when you know the person was striving for a future. But I find that it’s always critical for black families to make light of this because the media has the tendency to dismiss a person if they were affiliated with such activites, (which I must admit does not help with the sympathy of the case), but also helps to de-sensitize the public’s reaction which I find unfair for the case of the victim’s family; a victim is a victim, a crime is a crime, and a death is a death no matter who is affected by it.
It amazes me how this story isn’t front page, cover story, and headline CNN News… but then again… it doesn’t…
For more info on the family and this case, visit: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/19503318/detail.html
I send my condolences.
AND FOR MORE BUBBLE NEWS, CHECK THIS OUT> CNN couldn’t ignore this one… [BEWARE, its DISTURBING]]]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/05/18/nr.teen.police.beating.tape.cnn