These are images from American culture. Life isn't worth much. We know this. The homeless, literally, die in red and blue streets. History tells us this general lack of regard for humanity, and the lack of humanity it indicates, is normal in America. Conservatives actually regard caring as naivety (apparently, even if it's you in need of care). This, too, has always been culturally true. America couldn't have maintained slavery, for so long, otherwise.
Today, conservatives admire the few blacks who agree with them, and it doesn't flatter anyone involved. The rest of us look on, like they're strange twisted racist martians, but foreign to modern ways. So they talk to each other, almost for sport, revealing they both are unwilling - or unable - to acknowledge the rest as authentic. This, too, is an old part of our culture.
Something about the 97%'s simple desire for respect and justice gets lost in translation. Whether that's deliberate today, or the further product of America's centuries-old culture of white supremacy, isn't too important a distinction to the black born opposed and suspect. Not by everyone, but enough. Enough to continue screwing with our lives. What I'm trying to say is, we've got a case, and it's been moving glacially. But, in the court of public opinion, it does move.
Especially on the big screen, where injustice is being swiftly rewarded, and the Calvary is still nowhere to be found:
Consider, that Sterling guy, he's getting off easy,...