Month: August 2014

Frank Viola Author on Ferguson

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Frank Viola Author writes on the Ferguson situation and race relations in America.

Here’s an excerpt:

“For members of the human species, perception is reality. At least that’s the way it for most mortals.

And perception is shaped by our own experience, the experience of our peers, and the images and messages that we consume.

When the O.J. Simpson trial aired on public television some 20 years ago, I followed it closely. When the verdict of “not guilty” was announced, the majority of the black community celebrated. The majority of the white community was baffled. To their minds, O.J. got away with murder.

Why the drastically different perceptions?

Because of experience.”