Hurricane Katrina/ New Orleans / Media/Media Criticism / Race & Racism

Race and the Red River Tragedy

Two things jump out about the Red River incident. First, it fits with a startling statistic that 70% of black children have no or low swimming ability — nearly twice the number of white children. Secondly, nobody is hailing the six teens who lost their lives trying to save their friend/cousin as heros, despite the fact that they jumped in after Warner, risking their lives to save his. Continue reading

Female Candidates / Sexism

The Hypocrisy of Newsweek

South Carolina gubernatorial candidate, Nikki Haley, is featured on the cover of the current Newsweek that includes two whole articles about women in politics (!) But despite decades of research showing that reporters disproportionately sexualize female candidates in ways that diminish their candidacies, even reputable publications like Newsweek continue this tired trend. My research shows that female reporters … Continue reading