Saturday, September 17, 2005
Blooters and Winders: Fites and Llacks.
If you are wondering what Kanye meant by the media calling white people "finders" and black people "looters", see this set of screenshots in which 6 out of 7 slides note black people as looting and the one slide of white people doing the same thing is of "finders".
I would venture a guess that this is one of the few grocery looting photos we'll see of white people looting in New Orleans. The area hit by the hurricane was predominantly black and poor. Maybe some white cats in the French Quarter were looting, I don't know. But this is not about blaming the AP photographer for the quote.
The point here is not to blame the media now, but to realize that racism is a subtle and often unconscious act that exists for us. The media is just a reflection of that.
Race has been exposed as a real issue again in America.