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lurkalot
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Sep 6, 2004, 11:03 AM
 
Originally posted by Spliffdaddy:
"if white folks are capable of this sort of behaviour - then, exactly, who in the hell *is* civilized?"LINK
Excuse me?

Here is your thread. Please elaborate.
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Spliffdaddy
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Sep 7, 2004, 01:33 AM
 
nah.
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 09:14 AM
 
well, ok.

I was commenting on the fact that western society seems to hold white folks in higher regard than non-whites. When there's a massacre in Sierra Leone we might see a news article or two. When there's a massacre in Russia, however, it's front page news for a week.

Honestly, it's as if westerners expect non-whites to fight and kill each other. They are held to a lower standard of civility for some reason.

A massacre at a non-white African school is simply a bad thing. The same thing happening in a mostly white suburb of Toronto would be considered the end of the world.

Obviously, I ain't suggesting that it's right. I'm merely stating an observation I've made over the years.

For civil war to be newsworthy, it *must* involve white folks.

Typical of the liberal press, if ya ask me. Always quick to stereotype non-whites as being oppressed victims - and forever hold them to lower standards of behaviour and responsibility. I mean, their plight is all whitey's fault, anyways, in the opinion of the liberal press.
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 09:35 AM
 
Spliff; I'm not aware of the numbers of violent crimes within the demographics you presented. I would say; Yes, in Toronto a mass killing would sweep news because it is inherantly rare. In the other regions you presented, would it not generally require it's own daily insert; "Death in Africa" ?

Don't get me wrong here; I'm not pleased with the prospect of defending media of almost any sort, it just seems to me news of an airplane landing on a runway is not newsworthy while news of an airplane landing in a corn field may be.

All in all though I agree, this means that we've come to expect death in Africa while we do not expect death in Toronto. This is similar to the "soft-biggotry of low expectation" that is prominent among today's "minds".
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