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Re: “When race isn't mentioned

he non-disclosure of race in the newspapers and the mayor's neighbors' discourse is not progress no matter which "certain angle" or how much "great strain" is used to view it. Because the personal is political, public media has a tremendous capability to inform and incite its audience.
When questions or rhetorical phrases are strategically used, they can cause a reader or viewer or listener to think even further in depth about a topic, potentially enabling them to be agents of change in their own environment. Therefore, it is a fantastic responsibility which characterizes individuals in such positions where their own view can be so widely disseminated via public distribution (save the mindless talking heads).
Does race not matter the way it used to because since the Civil Rights Act all has been made well regarding the treatment of people of color by the hegemonic rule? The mostly negative representations by media sources of people of African American descent is beginning to be replaced by its absence in discourse and the author suggests half heartedly that this "maybe only with great strain. . . can almost look like progress"?
It is not enough to reference the other responses to the initial "mob" articles including the racist put down by chicagonewsreport.com while ultimately failing to conclude the significance this article had the potential to exploit.
By exlcuding race from discourse it is symbolized that it is also exlcuded from consciousness. Folks are too timid to go there because the historical complexity beneath the topic is too overwhelming for any one author to address. Or is it?
Why should the devastating symptoms/manifestations of economic, political and moral oppression be saved for exclusive discourses?
You are clever enough to sum it up more effectively.

Posted by Anutza on 06/24/2011 at 3:21 PM

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