Holy crap

Aug. 31st, 2005 08:48 am
aunthippie: old hippies in tie dye (*blink*)
This is one painfully blatant display of racism.

*sigh*

EDIT, 9PM: I've seen a bunch of people decrying the fact that photos and captions from two sources do not prove institutionalized racism or malice on the part of the editors.

HOWEVER. I feel that they are a symptom, and a glaringly obvious one- of the sort that mobilizes people and makes them pay attention to the pervasive bias that I hope none of you are arguing doesn't exist- of how the media portrays blacks as dangerous, criminal, or barely civilized. So yeah, fine, debunk this example, but for 12 hours people were actually getting upset about media bias, and now you're telling them that's a bad thing?
aunthippie: old hippies in tie dye (glowing jesus)
If I get this it should be for the kid who can't read yet, right?

I will not offer to help design a "Mardi Gras 2006" shirt. I will not.


To provide some context in my defense, my parents once organized a Bobby Sands Memorial Banquet.

man.

Aug. 29th, 2005 12:14 am
aunthippie: A pink conversation heart with red text reading "this sux" (this sux)
The more I read and hear about Katrina and New Orleans, the more worried I get.
I sincerely hope to be corrected for overreacting, but this has Real Bad Shit written all over it. And not just the hurricane itself, but the aftermath, when a densely populated city, assuming it's still standing and not under 30 feet of water, is cut off from basic sanitation.


Also, and I realize that my cynicism is showing, but 40k people in the Superdome just sounds like it's the script for a made-for-TV movie starring Corky's sister as the devoted new mom who dies trying to save her baby in the collapsing building.

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