Oh, that’s right, because African American leaders did hold a summit about that in November, and have met at least three times in the city just in the last thirteen months - which is not to say it’s been effective, but taken along with the President’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative which attempts to address this violence and the countless vigils and marches within these violence-torn communities means they are trying, actually, to do something, you see, YOU being ignorant of those attempts doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live, it doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter.
Jon Stewart addressing a Fox News anchor’s comment that if she were African American (which, notably, she is not), she would be “outraged that more journalists aren’t covering what’s happening in Chicago, and… that [African American leaders] don’t head to those areas” while Ferguson is getting national attention.
Aka, Jon Stewart doing a better job reporting than the mainstream media(via allonsyforever)
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