Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Incorrect BBC

In a rare departure from form, the BBC is screening a movie called "Shoot the Messenger" that gives an apparently realistic picture of black British life -- with mention of black crime being prominent. It has therefore been accused of "stereotyping" blacks. But "stereotyping" implies that the picture given is fase -- when it clearly is not. The extraordinary high crime rate among people of African ancestry is incontrovertible. But apparently, you still must avoid mentioning it, even though the drama concerned was in fact written by a black writer. Details here

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