This week has been horrid. It's hard to contextualize.
In light of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as well as the shootings in Dallas, I'm going to defer to other people's thoughts and interpretations, as they are more authoritative and insightful than mine.
A response I see a lot is "When did things get so bad," and I'm so tired of saying "It's always been this bad, we just didn't have video."— austin walker (@austin_walker) July 7, 2016
Death in Black and White, by Michael Eric Dyson at the NYT.
Finally, here is a media/tech angle about how Twitter exonerated Mark Hughes, the young black man wrongfully identified as a shooting suspect at last night's shooting.
I encourage everyone to get a little more familiar with Twitter. Your assumptions are much more likely to be challenged there than within Facebook, and the information is at once more instant and oftentimes more contextualized than what is seen on TV.