Why does a sea mammal evoke more sympathy than a black man?, asks Tilikum | Theater Review | Chicago Reader

Why does a sea mammal evoke more sympathy than a black man?, asks Tilikum 

Kristiana Rae Colón's new play, inspired by the documentary Blackfish, tells the tragic story of an orca whale imprisoned at Sea World.

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Jonathan L. Green

The orca Tilikum was taken from the remote waters of Iceland at the age of two and penned in a cramped pool away from the ocean and even the sun most of his waking hours. Tilikum became a killer by the age…

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