The uniformed ‘protesters’ at Stone Mountain, Georgia?

In my previous post I linked to a Reuters story about apparently armed black men (and at least one woman) who were photographed marching in the Stone Mountain area. I wondered about their purpose in being there. Well, it’s come to light through an eagle-eyed Twitter ‘activist’ that the people who were photographed were actors.

The AJC calls them ‘charismatic young people.’ Would they be described so flatteringly if they had less than the requisite amount of melanin?

Their role and purpose is being treated as just a matter of representing a ‘vision of hope’ for their people. Again, would others be treated with equivalent tolerance if they acted a similar role?

The questions are rhetorical, of course, as always we know what the answers are.

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