Behind America's Fetish w/ Seeing Black Men in Cages
Maybe it's the warm cuddly feeling of safety and security that America gets at night after watching the evening news and seeing black men plastered on the screen in handcuffs. Quite possibly, that imagery elicits feelings of false security and reinforces negative stereotypes and judgements already pre-programmed into their subconscious minds. The images of nappy hair, dirty braids, dreads and more become stigmatized the more visual association is utilized in relation to the Black man and crime.