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Hurricane Katrina Racism
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Posted 1/30/08
First of all......



i know theres already a lot of topics about racism and natural disasters but when i was having my citezenship lesson today ( we were talking about media, case study: hurricane Katrina ) my teacher showed us this picture and i was really shocked. the picture claim that the black person loot and the white "residents" find. I was really annoyed with this because of the injustice against that man.

FACTS:
- the white residents found new bags from a grocery store along with bread and soda.
- i think the man was carrying a tennis ball
- a young man walks after "looting" a grocery store
- the young black man was carrying a bottle of pepsi
- the young man was actually carrying his belongings in the black bag

i understand that people have to borrow from local stores for food and clean liquid to drink so that they can survive but why is this act reffered to in two different ways. White people find but the black person loot...

What do you think about it?
What do you think about the descrimination whilst many people are left homeless?
Do you still trust the media after you saw this picture?

I'am not saying that white people are racist etc. base your opinions on the picture please
If theres already a topic like this please PM a mod and i'm sorry:-(


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Posted 1/30/08
I understand your Points and questions, but ask Mod to move it to the Extended Discussions section then we can really get the ball rolling.
If you wanna know ask Kanye west. Lol.
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Posted 1/30/08
It's an unfortunate and negative aspect of stereotyping/generalization. Were the two articles from the same press, by the way? Two writers/editors might have 2 different ways of seeing things. Not that there wasn't forms of racism during the incident; but you know how some things can be mistaken for racism when it isn't and how people exaggerate things to make them compelling.
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Posted 1/30/08
how? sorry but not really good at comp.

yes i think it was from the same press but the story wasnt published because the journalists story didn't match up with the picture, well anyway it was taken on the same day
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Posted 1/30/08
Figures...even when theres been a disaster all they think about is stuff like racism.
Posted 1/30/08
our school donate money to their schools and for the kids there..o.o''
..... i think we do it every year.. we suppose to donate $2..
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Posted 1/30/08
to n_n303 wow u really dislike the media, don't you? but ur like me cause when i saw this i was really annoyed at the media and nearly sllice my book with my pen
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HAHAHA THIS TOPIC IS FUNNY..George Bush dont like black ppl LOL
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Posted 1/30/08
Sorry people, that's just another day in the life of an ordinary black person. Wait until you get pulled over for DWB.
Driving while black. It happens. Only the rich get special treatment, and then you had better be famous or you will get stopped for driving a nice car.
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hahahahahahahahahahhaha that funnyyy ppl need to get over it there is always gonna racism al long as every one is different not just to black ppl am sure every one in the world had made a racist comment to another race before
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Posted 1/30/08
I've heard about this situation before, I was just wondering did both pictures and their respective descriptions come from the same company at similar times?
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26 / M / Earth
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Posted 1/30/08
You never noticed everyone is racist... Native attacks on americans are interpreted as massacres while american attacks on natives are known as engagements. what do you think of that?
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Posted 1/30/08
I dunno, the pic really doesn't work, what looks more suspicious (not being racist) guy walking with mysterious garbage bag filled, or people with good? and this is just one example, I think most are fine.
Posted 1/30/08
the news is crap they always over exaggerate and lie, you have to remember that news is just another form of entertainment....
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Posted 1/30/08
i think newspaper just write things that will make them earn money... i dun really like newspaper... cuz i find that they are quite propaganda... they tend to portray the good side of the government... but to play with vocabs on racist things... that is definitely bad....
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