Slate does a story full of gender essentialism about male heroism during the Aurora shooting (queue in phrases like "Throwing your body in front of your girlfriend when people all around you are getting shot is an instinct that’s basic, and deeper.“). The article focuses on the men who gave their lives to save their girlfriends, partners, etc.
Not even once does the author mention (not even in passing, not as an afterthought or a footnote) the young Black man who saved an entirely family who wasn’t his own.
Heroism for Slate = white heroism. Let’s be clear here.
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