The problem isn’t that people care about Cecil the Lion. It’s that people care SO much about Cecil the Lion. To the point of hysteria. To the point they ignore Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice ad Sam Dubose. It’s basically telling black people: “Hey, you mean less than animals.” Which is fucked up because less than 150 years ago people were telling enslaved black folks they meant the SAME as animals. Now they mean even less. Americans like Cecil because he is an empty canvas they can grieve for and comes with no strings attached. Unlike Sandra Bland or Sam Dubose, who were real-life people with real problems. Let’s be real about that. Sympathy always comes with fucking conditions, even if the person/animal in question was murdered by a white man with a fragile ego.