Through LJ….

White people find things: http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/photos_ts_afp/050830071810_shxwaoma_photo1
whereas
Black people loot things: http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/480/ladm10208301530

That’s great reporting, AP…

[Edit: this is all over the place.

For people who posit that AP (distributor of the “black person looting” picture) always says “loot”, see this AP picture: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ts/080304tropicalweathe/im:/050831/480/wxs11908310010
in which a white person is “looking through his bag” after exiting a convenience store.

And for people who posit that AFP (distributor of the “white person who found stuff” picture) always says “found stuff”, see this AFP picture: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ts/080304tropicalweathe/im:/050831/photos_wl_afp/050831100019_zhpvj5dd_photo3;
in which black “looters hit a drug store”.
]

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5 Responses to

  1. snafuuu says:

    You know, it could’ve been a judgment call if it were a grocery store versus an electronics store (necessity or not), but they were *both* from a grocery store. How lovely. You should write an angry letter to the AP!

  2. f18225 says:

    wow, great find. yeah, it’s especially obvious since they’re both from grocery stores.

  3. ccho says:

    Haha nice. I think it would be a better comparison if both were from AP though.

  4. joyousx says:

    that’s amazing. :p i’m sure the AP will be getting a lot of flak for this.

  5. rwclark says:

    The Onion picked up on it too…

    White Foragers Report Threat Of Black Looters

    NEW ORLEANS—Throughout the Gulf Coast, Caucasian suburbanites attempting to gather food and drink in the shattered wreckage of shopping districts have reported seeing African Americans “looting snacks and beer from damaged businesses.” “I was in the abandoned Wal-Mart gathering an air mattress so I could float out the potato chips, beef jerky, and Budweiser I’d managed to find,” said white survivor Lars Wrightson, who had carefully selected foodstuffs whose salt and alcohol content provide protection against contamination. “Then I look up, and I see a whole family of [African-Americans] going straight for the booze. Hell, you could see they had already looted a fortune in diapers.” Radio stations still in operation are advising store owners and white people in the affected areas to locate firearms in sporting-goods stores in order to protect themselves against marauding blacks looting gun shops.