Pablo De La Hoya is a graduate student at University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. His focus is in documentary Filmmaking, but continues to practice his photography. He has a keen eye on seeing stories visually through videography and photography.
The 2008 and 2016 elections exposed our nation’s drastically divergent views on the state of race relations in the United States. In the intervening eight years, some believed that our country’s racial progress had reached the telos of “post-racial” society and required no further action.
SOMETHING IN ME broke when I heard about Eric Garner. As I watched the cell phone footage of police officer Eric Pantaleo choking the life out of him, it was like I was watching a summary of America's relationship with Black people.