What does death do to wash someone’s character finally clean enough to “say their name” in the media? Or what is it about death that makes it finally okay to uplift those who are marginalized, who didn’t know how to talk the woke, standard English lingo? If someone gets beaten or assaulted, and then tells someone else about it, what are some of the reasons their experiences are discounted until ironclad evidence-such as a recording, a video, a death-proves them right all along?
Why does that burden of proof go down, and the amount of support go up, the higher the victim is on the social ladder? Unless, of course, they’re too dead to speak for themselves? Is that, in the end, the point?
I think that if we really going to be allies, even within our own races, understanding the priveledge behind popular support is key. And if it's predicated on that, how genuine can it ever be?
I've used too many generalities to address any specific event. But that's just my point- I see this pattern repeat itself so often that I don't think I need an example to illustrate it.