Asiana Crash: the role of media in modern day racism


Asiana Crash: the role of media in modern day racism.

Maybe I lack the prerequisite sensitivity to recognize the racism that you are discussing. In the simplest terms I do not agree with your premises and conclusions. I did not notice any significant up-tick in animosity, racial or otherwise, after the crash towards Koreans or Asians in general. Because people are free to think as they do and express their thoughts via any number of social medias, it would be absurd to think that racism would not rear its head in the threads. Racism expressed in social media is nothing new and will not be eradicated any time soon, if ever. Let’s be honest with each other it is not just Americans who express “racist views” or opinions based upon illogical and offensive stereotypes. As an international society we have, in my opinion, become too concern about controlling free speech and offensive thoughts. What one person considers to be sign of racism another person sees a legitimate expression of indignation. There were far more tweets expressing sadness and condolences than racist ones.

Published by Paul Hunter Jones

I was raised in Great Neck, New York. In 1975 I received a B.A. degree from Alfred University. Three years later I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Law and have been practicing law in New York ever since. I am a Republican though I will vote according to the better policy or stance. Politics, law, and finance are my interests. I give special thanks to Cheryl Jones of Lexington South Carolina, my sister, and Eliana Trout Blanco of Santa Marta, Colombia, a one of the kind friend, for their contributions in the writing of this blog.

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