Analysis: Demonizing Black victims is an old racist trope that didn't work for defense attorneys this time

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Ahmaud Arbery was the victim. But for weeks, he was painted as a brute and a thug in the trial of the three White men who killed him. This tactic isn't new, but rather the latest example in a long history of court cases that criminalize and dehumanize Black victims.
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