By Dr. Awendela Grantham, IRT ’05
Dr. Grantham is a faculty member in the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina A&T State University. She is a Digital Learning Faculty Fellow at the University this summer. This article includes part of her research about the impact of technology on African Americans.
No longer! We will no longer tolerate a lie when our cell phones record the truth. Racism is the ugly reality that slaps us in the face as the world watches an 8 minute and 46 second video of a black man being suffocated by the police. The various cell phone videos reveal more than the agitated bystanders’ perspectives—the cameras reveal the Minneapolis policemen’s motives.