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October 21, 2014

How Racist are These Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures Popping Up on Western News Sites?

How Racist are These Ebola Handheld Thermometer Pictures Popping Up on Western News Sites?
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By Michael Shaw Given the “loaded nature” of the objects and the situation, there are certainly ways to capture a scene like this that is not only more sensitive (and more mundane), but steers clear of the exploitive associations to race and violence.

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October 21, 2014

News Photos: Has Lack of Context Reached a Tipping Point? (And Ferguson Protesters Did WHAT w US Flag?!)

News Photos: Has Lack of Context Reached a Tipping Point? (And Ferguson Protesters Did WHAT w US Flag?!)
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By Michael Shaw Essentially what we have from a media standpoint — a picture worth a thousand words, and the caption not that many -- are black people rampaging with Old Glory.

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October 19, 2014

Obola: Visual Attacks on Obama Pick Up Where Kenya/Muslim Slurs Left Off

Obola: Visual Attacks on Obama Pick Up Where Kenya/Muslim Slurs Left Off
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By Michael Shaw Almost seven years down the road from the election of the first black American president, in many respects it seems we're back where we started.

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October 19, 2014

Hong Kong: The Umbrella As State-of-Mind

Hong Kong: The Umbrella As State-of-Mind
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By Michael Shaw As the signature of a movement enduring dismemberment , the umbrella ceases to be just one more umbrella, just as the wire cutters cease to be just a tool.

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October 16, 2014

Nostalgic for Anthrax

Nostalgic for Anthrax
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By Michael Shaw At least, I'm sure the Secret Service has all the entrances secured.

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