The following article is from here. : "White People Find, Black People Loot???"
Speaking of media coverage of the hurricane and race, check out the captions on these photos that were just emailed to me.
Update: Yahoo! has posted this note about these pictures: (after they removed the photos for receiving so many complaints)
To Yahoo! News readers:
"News photos are an especially popular section of Yahoo! News. In part, this is because we present thousands of news photos from some of the leading news services, including The Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France Press. To make this volume of photos available in a timely manner, we present the photos and their captions as written, edited and distributed by the news services with no additional editing at Yahoo! News."
"In recent days, a number of readers of Yahoo! News have commented on differences in the language in two Hurricane Katrina-related photo captions (from two news services). Since the controversy began, the supplier of one of the photos – AFP – has asked all its clients to remove the photo from their databases. Yahoo! News has complied with the AFP request."
Here are a few of the postings that have commented on the photo caption language:
Flickr Salon Romenesko Gothamist
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Below are two very large pics of the "White People Find, Black People Loot" photos.
ck_people_loot_wh.html http://o-dub.com/images/looter.jpg http://blogs.sohh.com/media_check/archiv es/2005/08/after_hurricane.html
I sincerely apologize for the large photo and the large article, but since the news item has attracted so much attention, many websites that had the photos, have taken down their photos, so I provided multiple links, to make certain that everyone can see the photos. Also, if I shrank the photos any smaller, you wouldn't be able to read the print. Please forward this article. If the blogosphere can make Yahoo issue an apology for their 'accidental' racism, perhaps some other corporations may see the light in regards to sexism, ageism, racism and other injustices. Thanks!
Love for the people!
p.s.. Again, I sincerely apologize for the large photo and the large article.