Alligator Attack vs Harambee the Gorilla

There seems to be more sympathy for a white child  killed by an alligator than the black mom whose son fell in a gorilla compound.  I find this interesting considering that white people used to use black babies as alligator bait.  Is this a double standard?  It sure looks like it to me. What do you think?

Bait1..

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