Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reduced to the Small Screen--A comment

Commentary to the Washington Post piece published 11/11/07 called

Reduced to the Small Screen

By DeNeen L. Brown and Darryl Fears -
Great article; it was well-balanced and very descriptive/ substantiated. While I agree with many of the points in the piece, I disagree with the premises. People develop their perceptions not by what they watch in the public sphere, but rather their interactions with others in the private sphere. Personal interaction with your neighbors and colleagues, will define how you treat the subject of racism.

Most of the time, I think people (and specifically this comment is directed to white people) are just trying to get ahead in life and don't think about their race as an attribute or a deterrent factor. If there should be a debate in the public sphere, we should always label our race to who is “speaking in the media”. Why are white people not as predominately identified in the press as blacks, Hindu or Hispanics?

Keep up the great journalism.

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