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Your Black News: White Journalists Blow Race Coverage: A Review

White Journalists Blow Race Coverage: A Review

By: Tolu Olorunda

Staff Writer – YourBlackWorld.com

The stage theatrics performed by the corporate press in analyzing the dynamics of Race vis-à-vis Sen. Obama, has been abysmal, at best. To put it bluntly, they suck. When Barack “Hussein” Obama, a Black man, initially announced his bid for the presidency, it was clear that the predominantly White media was unprepared, to say the least, in tackling the indomitable beast of RACE. The first revelation of this reality came, early 2007, when White pundits began asking the question: “Is Barack Obama Black enough?” It took an unprecedented level of effrontery for the grossly unenlightened conglomerate of White journalists to pose such a question, but, to paraphrase Sinatra, they did it their way.

Before long, the same group of overfed self-congratulators would declare, with such temerity, the dawn of a “post-racial” era. Considering the ground-work of “post-racialism,” it came as no surprise when the White, New York Times columnist, Matt Bai, declared Obama’s candidacy to be “the end of Black politics.” Upon Bai’s preposterous assertion, numerous Black bloggers/Writers asked a simple question: What the heck is going on? Unfortunately, their reluctance to curtail mass media’s long-tradition of re-defining race-discourse had begun to bear fruit [...]

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  1. Tyler frost
    March 12, 2009 at 4:01 am | #1

    Are you kidding me. All these journalists do is push the race issue, so you can feel wronged and push you weight around to enjoy the new “black privilage”. “white privilage” is dead. The only reason whites seem to be on top is because they have to take responsibility for their actions and work hard, instead of getting jobs via affirmative action or blaming racism for their personal failures.

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