Working at colleges the last 6 years has greatly expanded my knowledge and awareness of what I would deem “social commentary t-shirts.
One that read “When you’re in riot gear everything looks like a riot” (I found it online here) my attention the other day and made me think. I have a lot of respect for American police and American military, but I don’t know much about similar institutions across the world.
This t-shirt made me wonder: Have other governments in other parts of the world used riot gear as a public relations framing tactic to make things look worse than they really are? What other ways could governments use visual representations (good or bad) to frame a message?