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Featured Why must race be an integral part of news stories?

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Aldebaran, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Aldebaran

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    Sometimes it seems like the news media is willing to bend over backwards to make sure we look at the skin color of individuals involved in a news story. It almost seems as if they are trying to feed on any division they can identify in society.

    Case in point, a guy is attacked while confronting someone about parking in a handicap parking space without a permit. He defends himself successfully. But the problem seems to be that the person who parked illegally and then attacked the person who confronted him was black, and the person he attacked was white. That had to be mentioned in the story because the white person defended himself with a gun.

    https://nypost.com/2018/07/20/stand...r-in-deadly-fight-over-parking-space-sheriff/
    That’s when McGlockton, who is black, exited the store and approached Drejka, shoving him violently to the ground with both hands, surveillance video shows. While still on the ground, Drejka, who is white, then pulled out a gun and shot McGlockton, firing a single round that struck him in the chest, deputies said.

    The young father then staggered back into the store and collapsed in front of the couple’s 5-year-old son, who is named after McGlockton, Jacobs told the Tampa Bay Times. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

    Naturally, those who see this division as an open door are going to go even further with it with stories that play entirely on the theme of race, leading to stories like this: https://www.theroot.com/the-stand-your-ground-law-protects-shooter-who-killed-b-1827782534

    In another story, a guy does a standoff with police at a Trader Joe's. He's black and kills someone who isn't black. Of course, not a word about the hostage taker being black is mentioned in the story. You'll have to watch the video to get that information.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...tandoff-manager-killed-family-says/816033002/

    Perhaps it would help make us a little less divided in this country if those who control the narrative we see in news stories stopped using skin color as a way of identifying who is supposedly in the wrong. That's for the justice system to figure out.
     
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  2. Sam91

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    A bit like a nonsense article I read earlier. There were other factors involved in the poorly written article but the headline was about race.
     
  3. Aldebaran

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    It all reminds me of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin story. It was about race from start to finish. Oh yeah, and the fact that Martin wore a hoodie, bought iced tea and Skittles.
     
  4. Sam91

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    I reread the article and it looks as if tge crime they were in court for was to do with race but... it is still a poor article. I don't feel like I understand what really happened.

    https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/...-racially-abusing-staff-at-dundee-mothercare/
     
  5. Aldebaran

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    Strange story! A black man and white woman both using racially offensive language toward other people, and also accusing the other people of being racist. I wonder what they talked to each other about afterwards. :scratch:
     
  6. Sam91

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    I think they must have accused the shopworkers of being racist and used the words in that setting; detailing the names that people endure when suffering the effects of that. I fail to see how the couple themselves are racist. They have other issues and I hope that they'll get help for these while in prison.

    Does the article portray that though? No, it doesn't.
     
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  7. THE W

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    this crap again,

    the media is just gonna come up with whatever excuse they can to justify a European gunning down another black person. from Trevon martin to this.

    some things never change, even after 500 years.
     
  8. TuxAme

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    The more divisive a story, the longer people will be interested in it, the longer you can report on it.

    Think: we in the US can all easily recall the Trayvon Martin case or (if you're over 20) the Rodney King beating and the riots that followed. Currently, the big story seems to be illegal immigration (which has been turned into a race issue). This all gets insane amounts of coverage. But what about the kids raising money for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty? Or a parent shaving their head to show support for their cancer-stricken child? These just show up in between the "big stories" to fill up air time. Our culture doesn't seem too terribly interested in anything but strife.
     
  9. StephenDiscipleofYHWH

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    Violence begat's violence, had the man not pushed the other man in anger he would still be alive.

    And I agree the Color of a person's skin has become increasingly important to the News and people in general.
     
  10. Phoebe Ann

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    Sad. Someone scolded my late husband for parking in a handicapped spot without a tag hanging from the review mirror. His license read DAV. People don't know what DAV stands for and there's no wheelchair symbol.
     
  11. Darkhorse

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    Worse than reporting on race is the double-standard of reporting about race. Look at the stories where race is reported, and those where it isn't. Often the only difference is the race of the subjects is reversed.

    We had a local story recently about a rape occurring on a popular local nature-walk trail. A description of the criminal was broadcast, but they neglected to mention that he was black. Kind of an important "oversight".

    And yes, it would be an equally important oversight if he were white, or brown, or whatever.
     
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  12. Aldebaran

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    I don't see where the media is trying to justify it. Could you point out where in the article they do that?
     
  13. Sam91

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    One can understand that they probably did omit it to avoid criticism for mentioning it.
     
  14. Aldebaran

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    Very likely. Even George Zimmerman was called racist when he mentioned to the 911 operator that he thought Martin was black as he was giving a description to them over the phone.
     
  15. Darkhorse

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    I'm sure they did. And the fact that the anchor of the TV station is black might have figured into it also.
     
  16. Sam91

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    So looks like they can no longer win. I do not envy their position.
     
  17. THE W

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    this particular article is just pointing out what happened. as more outlets report on it they'll attempt to convince the public that this was justified.
     
  18. Aldebaran

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    It sounds more like they're doing the opposite. Even in the Zimmerman/Martin case, the media sided with the person who physically attacked the other guy, nearly killing him. They still made it look as if the "bad guy" was the one who eventually defended himself--because he was the white guy and his attacker was black. Even after Zimmerman was acquitted in court, he was still made out to be the bad guy by the media.
     
  19. THE W

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    Except none of that happened,

    The media lied about Zimmerman being attacked as the screams that were heard were treyvon and not Zimmerman when they tried to say it was Zimmerman screaming. He allegedly got ground and pounded by treyvon but refused an ambulance and also had no dirt on his clothes even though it was raining that night when he was supposedly on the ground getting beat up. They then tried to dirty treyvon up by saying he was using drugs and subpoenaed his school records trying to find stuff but there was nothing. They had zimmerman's brother on the news channel lying about Zimmerman screaming for help.

    The Zimmerman family the police, and the media were all in on it.
     
  20. StephenDiscipleofYHWH

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    Interesting theory brother, my question to you is this: would you be this upset if it was a white man the media, the police, and the other person(lets say he is black) were conspiring against?

    Because you seem to be filled with a lot of Hate brother. If Zimmerman is guilty of a crime the lord will judge him, and punish him accordingly. As a christian you should pray that this man, who is guilty of killing someone regardless of whether it was self defense or not, come to the Lord and repent of his sins.
     
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