“Social protest forces us to see realities we would rather avoid, and blacks live in mortal fear for our lives in a manner that most whites don’t see or understand.”  In a New York Times op ed, Michael Eric Dyson comments on media representation of the lived reality of black lives.  In the same issue, (“A Police Shot to a Boy’s Back, Echoing Since ’73“) Jim Dwyer reviews the case of Officer Thomas Shea who was acquitted of murder charges after shooting in the back and killing Clifford Glover, a 10-year-old boy in Queens, NY.