Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Interview with Black Issues in Higher Education

I did an interview today with Crystal Keels the Assistant Editor of Black Issues in Higher Education on the status of the reparations struggle. I find that Black journalists doing interviews on reparations are far more sincer in trying to learn and uncover substantive issues on the subject while many white reporters have a far more cynical and skeptical view of reparations. (A typical white interview can be found with Bill Reilly at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162511,00.html). Dr. Keels and I talked for about 20 minutes and it is good to know that there are publications other than the mainstream press (read "white") where reparations scholars and activists can have their ideas reflected accurately.

Journalism, be it print or broadcast is not only biased, but reflects the ideology of the writer. That is a truism, but bears repeating over and over as more and more stories appear about reparations.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:11 PM

    I took a look at the broadcast you have listed. My comment is Bill O'Reilly is simply another "genetically inferior" white supremacist who obviously can't see that the white race has only contributed *chaos* to the entire human race. If he calls what's going on in "our" community a "lack of discipline", then what should we call *them* who have always and only created war, poverty, death and blood-shed everywhere on this planet? I suppose they don't recognize their own *barbaric-nature* for looking at "the outcome" in our community of their inferior sickness!

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  2. Susan Sontag a *white* writer said this:

    "The white race is the cancer of history. It is the white race and it alone---its ideologies and inventions---which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself."
    ---Susan Sontag, _Partisan Review_, Winter, 1967

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  3. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Thanks for sharing that.

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  4. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Another possible source for information on legislation and legislators is the NAACP - Washington Bureau - through their action alert network. You do not have to be a member of the NAACP to join the network. Email: Mr. Adam Lee at alee@naacpnet.org for information on how to join the network.

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  5. Thanks for your suggestions and I will post whatever information I find out about this.

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  6. mararock2:05 AM

    OK, Professor -- with all due respect, WHY would you think you, or anyone, could evince a "fair and balanced" interview on such a charged subject, in this country, from, of all people and all networks, Bill Reilly on Fox?

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