might be because minorities tend to get shot once they find themselves leading revolutionary movements, while tubby old fugs who take to the streets to valiantly toe the party line are placed front and center in the news as Very Serious People with Very Serious Opinions
Well you may be right. But admittedly I don't know of too many armed rebellions in the US - the whiskey rebellion and Blair mountain are the only 2 that really jump out at me. Maybe the Branch Davidians?
In none of those cases were whites paraded about as serious people with serious opinions. Other than Native Americans, has a minority led armed rebellion ever occurred (dismissing things like the Rodney King riots)