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1st. Sep, 2005 | 08:05 pm

Niggers steal, whites find
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
http://stevegilliard.blogspot.com/2005/08/niggers-steal-whites-find.html

Flickr user dustin3000 uploads two similar news photos that show flood
victims in New Orleans wading in chest-deep water. In each, a person
appears to be dragging a bag or box or two of food or beverages.
The images were shot by different photographers, and captioned by
different photo wire services. The Associated Press caption accompanying the
image with a black person says he's just finished "looting" a grocery
store. The AFP/Getty Images caption describes lighter skinned people
"finding" bread and soda from a grocery store. No stores are open to sell
these goods.
Perhaps there's more factual substantiation behind each copywriter's
choice of words than we know. But to some, the difference in tone
suggests racial bias, implicit or otherwise
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/08/30/black_people_loot_wh.html

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/firewall/38725768/  - Currently this pair of photos is locked off as private, see the user's (dustin3000) comment:

I've locked the two previous photos that have caused quite an uproar. The discussion got greatly out of hand and seemed to have brought out the worst in pretty much everybody. Also, it seems that many people were emailing the photographer and giving him hell. I saw a post of his on another website.
I've locked the two previous photos that have caused quite an uproar. The discussion got greatly out of hand and seemed to have brought out the worst in pretty much everybody. Also, it seems that many people were emailing the photographer and giving him hell. I saw a post of his on another website.</br>I posted the two photographs together to simply illustrate what appeared to me as the demonization of some of the people that have been left behind in the wake of the storm. Many sought deeper meanings and read so far inbetween the lines to the point of absurdity. My point of all of it was.... its food and drink, and these people have lost everything. How does one "loot" food and drink in order to survive?

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