by Frank Viola author
For members of the human species, perception is reality. At least that’s the way it is for most mortals.
And perception is shaped by our own experience, the experience of our peers, and the images and messages that we consume.
Why the drastically different perceptions?
Because of experience.
Toward Understanding Reactions
Just a few years before the O.J. trial, Rodney King – a black man – had been beaten mercilessly by police, and it was caught on video. A few years later, the police who were involved in the beating were acquitted.
Blacks felt another injustice had taken place against their people.
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