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August 31, 2005

White People "Find" Goods, Black People "Loot" Them

At least that's the case that Wonkette makes, based on a not-subtle difference between two captions of people photographed taking goods away from shops.

She may have a point -- there may be unconscious racism (or conscious racist animus) which causes some to see white looters just doing what they need to feed their babies, and black looters just using the cover of chaos as an opportunity to boost some bling. And, I guess, that should be kept in mind.

Still, it doesn't seem like this is very strong evidence to go indicting the very liberal legacy media on, especially given their drive for "diversity" in the newsroom.

Racism is bad, mmmkay? But I can only quote William F. Buckley, Jr., writing about the left and their love of hate-crime legislation: "If only the left hated crime as much as they hated hate."

Edit: I originally wrote they were both AP captions. They're not. One's AFP and one's AP.

Thanks, Allah.


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