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Time magazine front page re-edits 1968 picture to describe 2015

Friday, May 1st 2015 - 06:38 UTC
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On the magazine's cover Time adds to the title: “what has changed, what hasn´t,” regarding 1968 and 2015. On the magazine's cover Time adds to the title: “what has changed, what hasn´t,” regarding 1968 and 2015.

Time magazine used for its next issue an image covered by a regular citizen and aspiring photographer named Devin Allen where police force can be seen chasing a young black man. It would be a dated image if it weren´t for the validity that it recovered these past few months- and days- in the US.

 This week´s disturbance in the city of Baltimore due to Freddie Gray´s death on April 19 caused questionings and reports over the way the African-American people is treated by white authorities.

On the magazine's cover Time adds to the title: “what has changed, what hasn´t,” regarding 1968 and 2015. In April that year, there were also conflicts between the African-American community and the National Guard and local police.

The reason of this protest, though, transcended the state of Maryland: it was Martin Luther King´s assassination, an entire symbol of the struggle of US minorities.

The outcome of the recent incidents in the city has had as a consequence seven injured police officers but more importantly, has opened up a very serious debate on the different way the black community is treated by police forces.

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  • Captain Poppy

    I felt the same way......68 all over again.

    May 01st, 2015 - 11:38 am 0
  • CabezaDura2

    In Brazil, [mostly white] cops kill blacks in the slums every day. Nowbody cares, nowbody fusses. As it should be because they are accepted to be what they are Criminals, not Black nor White, nor Asian nor Indian, nor Creole Brown. Why the USA ?? Easy, because the American PC left keeps on fueling a nonexistent problem and making blacks feel like if they are OWED something from the rest of society. It started over with welfare and affirmative action then it continued in Hollywood and the media. Now it has become cultural.

    This TIME front cover is just another example.... By taking the situation back to 1968 you are equating the situation to 1968, when it clearly isn't the case. But the message is already given. The damage is already done.

    A lot of talks about the use of force of the police, however no debate nor mention whatsoever to domestic violence, and prevalent fatherless children in black communities.

    May 04th, 2015 - 03:28 am 0
  • Hepatia

    Shows how far we still have to go.

    May 06th, 2015 - 02:52 am 0
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