‘Chicago Sun-Times’ accused of racist coverage after Stoneman Douglas shooting

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was one of the most horrific events of this generation. The shooting left 17 dead and, again, shed light on the issue of gun violence in America.

But while the nation mourned the attack, the Chicago Sun-Times decided to highlight another story. The story that was prominently featured was the shooting death of Cmdr. Paul Bauer. A large image of the Black suspect, Shomari Legghette, was featured on the cover as the Stonemason Douglas story was placed on a smaller portion of the page.

It was an example of the media choosing to prominently feature an image of the Black suspect instead of the gunman responsible for the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas. The biased coverage created a backlash on social media.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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