We will continue to see people not as human beings but by their epidermal hue when major media outlets continue to draw attention to it as if it affects the way they contribute to society. I thought part of the idea behind ending racism was to stop constantly bringing people’s attention to it (even subtly) Case in point, an article on an NHL trade was covered this way by ESPN today:
“During his time in Atlanta, he made the team only the second in NHL history to have five black players. He also has played for the Rangers, Coyotes and Flames.”
You can read the rest of the report (which isn’t much) here – Link
Why was that sentence posted in the article?
Is this what modern journalism has become?
Why didn’t they tell us he was one of (x) people who had short hair on the Atlanta Thrasher? That would have contributed to the article just as much. Or maybe they could have told us that he was 1 of three people who thought that Ernest Goes to Camp was the best Ernest movie.
I am all for equality but equality cannot happen if we don’t stop viewing the world in terms of color.