Friday, February 18, 2011

Demonstrating race: The asymmetrical classification of crowds 

Regarding the pro-union protests in Wisconsin, a damned good question:

BTW...in no MSM coverage I have seen is there ANY note that the crowd is "predominantly white".... Why is that?

Compare to MSM coverage of the Tea Party, which dissected its demographics to the point of an obsessive compulsion. What can possibly account for the mainstream media's disinterest in the diversity of pigmentation in the pro-union crowds demonstrating against Republicans in Wisconsin? I am baffled and mystified, and cannot imagine why this question would not be of great interest, just as it was during the summer Tea Party rallies.


By Blogger My name is Inigo Montoya, at Sat Feb 19, 12:46:00 AM:

Great post TH...  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sat Feb 19, 01:35:00 AM:

When logic and facts fail to help the argument of a Democrat...time to play the race card.

Fortunately, they seem to have reached their spending limit.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Feb 19, 09:11:00 AM:

ALL media workers are,themselves, union members and are prohibited from speaking or reporting ill of other union members. So, it's OK.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Feb 19, 12:53:00 PM:

You mean "lack of interest", not "disinterest" (which means impartiality).  

By Anonymous Jim Miller, at Mon Feb 21, 11:19:00 AM:

Wisconsin is about 6 percent black, so about 1 in 16 in those crowds should be black, for a proportional representation.

Milwaukee, which has the largest concentration of blacks, is just 77 miles from Madison.  

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