By: Taylor Wilkinson
The Netflix original, When They See Us is based on the true story of the Central Park 5 victims. Kevin Richardson, Antron Mccray, Raymond Santana Jr., Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam were falsely accused of the gruesome rape and attack on Trisha Meili in 1989. This Netflix original show exposes the system, we commonly refer to as the “justice system.” While the justice system is supposed to call for righteousness, the exonerated 5 were not given that opportunity. The movie also exposes the reality of men of color having a target on their back based on the color of their skin.
Get Breaking News & Exclusive Contest in Your Inbox:
As a society, we would like to think that situations like this are no longer happening, but it is still very prominent in America. Not only did the film expose the system, but it also exposed the press and how the media frame situations and people in order to dehumanize individuals and their circumstances. Ultimately, When They See Us is important because it also exposes the broken system that forces young individuals to admit to an unthinkable crime just because of the color of their skin. Although the men were exonerated in 2002, by Matias Reyes, the man who attacked and raped Trisha Meili, the men still live with their experience every day in both a positive and negative way. Every Man, Women, and child around the world should take part in giving the exonerated 5 men an opportunity to speak their truth and spread their reality so a Central Park 5 never has to occur again.
- Gabourey Sidibe Is Expecting Twins With Husband Brandon Frankel
- Washington State Finally Bans Police Hog-Tying Four Years After Manuel ‘Manny’ Ellis’ Death
- Can We Finally Admit That Lauren Boebert’s Family Is Kinda ‘Ghetto’?
- DOJ Deems 3 Mississippi Prisons Unconstitutional For ‘Violent And Unsafe Conditions’
- HBCU Security: South Carolina State University Adding Gun-Sniffing Dog Weeks After Campus Shooting
- Was Trevonte Jamal Shubert-Helton Lynched? Black Man Found Hanging From Tree In Georgia
- Susan L. Taylor Discusses The National CARES Mentoring Movement
- Killer Mike Reflects on Grammy Wins, Family, and Future Plans
- RIP Greg Gunn: White Ex-Alabama Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Granted Early Release From Prison
- 2024 St. Jude Radiothon, Help a Child in Need – DONATE NOW
Cleveland Rapper, Auntie Piggy is recovering from being shot multiple times
Beautiful Celebrities Who Have Been Cheated On
Columbus Nightclub Temporarily Closed Following Double Homicide
Jennifer Hudson Has 26 Siblings!!
Famous Black People Who Have Died in 2022
Win A Trip to Miami's "Jazz in the Gardens"!
Did You Know Ohio Had Sundown Towns?
Jaheim Explains Why He Looking Tragic These Days