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Gavintzu
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.99
White people "finding" food from a grocery store:
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/photos_ts_afp/050830071810_shxwaoma_photo1

Black person "looting" from a grocery store:
http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050830/480/ladm10208301530

Overt racism on Yahoo's part, or kneejerk PC reaction on mine?





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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
    Originally posted by Gavintzu
    Overt racism on Yahoo's part, or kneejerk PC reaction on mine?


A little from Column A and a little from Column B.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.93
I think the fact that the young gentleman has what looks to be a full trash bag of goodies may have played a part in the captioning.
Von Maestro
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.63
    Originally posted by Gavintzu
    Overt racism on Yahoo's part, or kneejerk PC reaction on mine?


I'm not sure you can blame Yahoo for this.

One caption is credited to the AFP, & the other to the AP. I guess one News Agency's "finding" is another's "looting".

BigSteve's point about the huge garbage bag may have had something to do with the AP's interpretation as well...
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    I think the fact that the young gentleman has what looks to be a full trash bag of goodies may have played a part in the captioning.


What? Does your monitor have the capabilities to see through stuff? Because that would be quite helpful for me.



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Since: 23.5.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28
Obviously the white people can't be looters, they have backpacks.


Obviously.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.51
    Originally posted by Von Maestro
    One caption is credited to the AFP, & the other to the AP. I guess one News Agency's "finding" is another's "looting".
This is the correct answer, and I can't see any good coming out of keeping this thread open. So I won't.



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Boy BVM, that's totally ignorant of you to say. Really. And irresponsible as well.
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