One of the biggest topics of discussion today is how media has been covering minorities like Muslims and African Americans in a disproportionate and negative light, while white people are shown more positively even when they commit some of the most heinous crimes in history.
This does not dispel the fact that minorities do crimes as well, but the point is that white suspects and perpetrators have often been scrutinized less and have been made more personable when presented to the public after a crime has been committed compared to minorities who have or have not done said criminal acts.
Some minorities who happen to be victims of crimes have been portrayed worse than some white criminals.
In 2014, The Huffington Post wrote an article titled,"When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims," which talked about and displayed headlines that were written for white criminals versus headlines that were used for black victims as examples of this disproportionate media coverage.
To this day, in 2017, the media is biased and uneven, and people are speaking up about it.
The Las Vegas shooting in October raised many questions on what makes a person count as a terrorist after headlines called the shooter, Stephen Paddock, a "lone wolf."
Many people took to social media to express how they felt Paddock should be called a terrorist.