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This photo won the “Pulitzer Prize” in 1994 by Kevin Carter. The picture shows a sick and hungry child crawling to the UN food camp located about half a mile away. The vulture is waiting for the kid to die so it can eat him. This was a very shocking picture and no one knows what became of the kid, not even Kevin Carter.
We often see such strong pictures and wonder why the photographer didn’t do anything to help. Kevin Carter got a lot hate for not helping the child and leaving as soon as he took the photograph. Three months after he received the Pulitzer Prize, he committed suicide because of depression.
I will never understand why he left the kid there and walked away.
He just left a kid to die. And won a fucking Pultizer Prize.
A Journalism prize. Because he took a picture of a dying child and did not even lift a finger.
He was exonerated, applauded by people because he took a picture of a dying black child — and the worst part, the worst part was that this action — had he done this with a white child in E. Europe… he would have been torn apart as a photographer. RIPPED. HIS CAREER WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER.
But leave a black child today, Pultizer Prize.
Take 5 minutes out of your morning/night to educate yourself on this young man LL. The brother was LYNCHED. “Crackertown”, North Carolina. Been gone since the morning of Aug. 29th. Day of his first football game of his senior year. All that hard work in the summer for nothin’. #JusticeForLennonLacy
This needs more light..
A little more information, 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swingset on August 29th and cause of death was identified as asphyxia due to hanging. Police are calling it a suicide - as in no foul play involved. HOWEVER, Lacy’s mother, while looking at her dead son in the body bag, noticed a lump on his head that she hadn’t seen the day before. It was not noted in the autopsy. He was also found wearing different shoes, not the size 12 gray and neon green Jordan’s he bought a few days before, but a pair of 10.5 white sneakers with the laces removed that his family did not recognize.
Lacy was also in a relationship with a 31-year-old white woman. They were forced to lie about their relationship because in the small North Carolina town of Bladenboro, where 86 Black people were lynched between 1882 and 1968, an interracial relationship between a 17-year-old and 31-year-old caused some “tension”. Lacy’s neighbors were instructed by police to take down a confederate flag and sign that read “N*****s Keep Out’.
Just days after Lacy’s funeral, his grave was desecrated, taking the flowers 40 feet away from his burial site and digging a hole in the plot.
Keep doing research. Keep spreading the word. Don’t forget him. #JusticeForLennonLacy
– Drunk man on the train talking to his dog. (via awkwardvagina)
Maine, you are wonderful year round, but Fall has my heart.
Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can’t sleep. Can sleep?
You’re talking to a person who cries at needle pain, I’d never hurt myself lol. I and pretty much everyone else who likes bruises/injuries/gore/etc just enjoy it in fantasy, we would never harm ourselves/someone else. It’s like people who play shooting games, they’re not gonna go shoot some random person for real just because they did it in a game.
Let me count my blessings
vine is great because my attention span is literally six seconds