Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mainstream news: perpetuating stereotypes for the public  

Saw this posted in Womanist Musings and I was utterly appalled. This is a "news" story on how a Popeye's restaurant ran out of chicken one day, causing customers to be outraged. Do you see a pattern amongst the people who were interviewed? What a racist piece of crap this is.

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4 comments: to “ Mainstream news: perpetuating stereotypes for the public

  • April 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM  

    It could be that that Popeye's is in a neighborhood where more African-Americans live. My white husband and I live in a "black neighborhood", so something like that newscast wouldn't be so unusual.

  • April 25, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

    Rochester, NY is about 48% white and 38% black. But you wouldn't know that from the newscast.

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:22 PM  

    Read the news site and change your pad.

  • May 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

    Period jokes. Haven't gotten those before.

    Thank you for providing that link - it was interesting to see different takes on the story.

    For the record, I wasn't on my period when I wrote this :)