I posted this on Facebook,
Police beat innocent black kid (example, Jordan Miles)= no biggie.
Police dog dies = city in mourning.
City subsidizes three profitable pro stadiums,
City won't keep August Wilson Center open.
There's a technique called the Veil of Ignorance that deals with analyzing justice in society and it suggests this thought experiment: suppose a "veil of ignorance" fell over you, and you could not tell anything about your own wealth, social position, race or class. How would you see the society? How would you change things? Would you be content/relieved/sad when you discovered your own social status?
So let me ask you this. If the Veil of Ignorance fell over you and you watched Pittsburgh this week, and you knew that when the veil lifted you were going to be either (1) a young black man or (2) a police dog, which would you prefer to be? Is a police dog more important than a young black man in Pittsburgh?
Related: Are the stadiums more important than the August Wilson Center?
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