But not safe for a black man. It’s also one reason why we at the Dish have long had a policy of publishing photographs of reality: the corpse of Trayvon Martin:
This is worth seeing, as this man has no longer any ability to defend himself. It’s reality – a reality most media outlets want to protect you from, as if you were not capable of digesting all the facts about a story or subject, including visuals. These stories – whether the torture of prisoners, the genital mutilation of girls, the war crimes in Syria, the barbarism in Woolwich – cannot be told by words alone. The images force us closer to reality, which is where we need to be to understand our world a little better.