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Mainstream media has prevented America from becoming a colorblind society 1/22/08

Posted by Steve Boriss in Racism.

mlk_featuredimage.jpgThis week’s article at Pajamas Media explores how the mainstream media has been impeding racial reconciliation. “Can’t we all just get along?” was the famous plea of Rodney King, a reluctant symbol of police brutality whose videotaped beating set-off the worst riot in U.S. history. But now 16 years later, news coverage of race relations would still have you believe we are living in the Jim Crow South. The Hillary Clinton vs. Obama contest has degenerated into white vs. black rhetoric. A small town incident, “Jena Six,” featured talk of nooses and lynchings. Even a hurricane was milked for its racial implications.

But, why is the problem always white racism? And why are we only offered a single solution that is as dispiriting to blacks as it is irritating to whites — tell blacks they cannot make it on their own, tell whites they are bad and have to make sacrifices? It’s not that mainstream media wants to divide America — they just can’t help it because of their monolithic, center-left views. Read more about it at Pajamas Media.


1. Ed Driscoll.com - 1/22/08

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James Taranto links to this astonishing passage in an AP article on the presidential race:Recent polls show black women are expected to make up more than a third of all Democratic voters in South Carolina’s primary in five days. For…

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