Tuesday, September 06, 2005

RACISM IN THE MEDIA

Did anyone see the blatant racism in the media regarding the NO floods? There were two pictures: one of a white man in the water with some groceries and one of a black man in the water with bread and water. The caption with the white guy reads... a man wades in water after finding food. The caption of the black guy reads... a man wades in water after looting through a grocery store. They were Assocatied Press photos and captions which were posted on yahoonews.com. They were taken off the site once people began to notice the transparent racism. I am sorry but that is just sooo wrong and immoral. Sometimes I can't believe how horribly biased the media is in the States. That was just so obvious. I don't think anyone can argue against that... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/02/AR2005090201894.html

1 Comments:

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Childfree! It could have been so simple! said...

I just had a major disagreement with my boss after he said that we are far too PC and Tony Veitch's comments on Radio Sport (with regard to Serena Williams "Do you know where apes come from? She is a reminder") were lighthearted humour.

About 7 years ago I read the NZ Herald from start to finish and highlighted all the sentences were "we" was clearly a reference to the Pakeha population and "they" was for other Maori or other ethnicities. There was far too much highlighter used that day.

That's why I find Don Brash's comments about "one people" offensive and can understand the grievances of "non-whites" in the western world.

 

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