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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief

Wonkette posted something the other day that aroused my interest (no, not that, ya perv!). It may have been an innocent mistake by the press, but it appears that they are differentiating between finding and looting based on the race of the person performing the act.

Please match the pictures above with its -- ahem -- correct caption below.

It may have been unintentional, but it certainly says a lot about perception. And it's not isolated. Today she posts another example:

Now, I'm not one to cry "foul!" anytime someone doesn't feel like they're being treated fairly. After all, life isn't fair. Suck it up, and work to change it if you can. Which is what I'm attempting here. Realizing that there are inequalities in our perceptions of people based on their appearance is the first step towards rectifying the situation.


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