While making my rounds of the right wing blogs this morning, I spotted this headline (or a variation of it) on at least 3 of the blogs. As I watched the accompanying video, I was a little surprised to see that the victim was black. After all, this video is headline news on conservative right wing blogs which normally don’t show much concern for poor projects dwellers.
It didn’t take long for me to see why the video was making news on conservative blogs. About a minute into the video, the woman’s brother, Antoine, appears to give a stern warning to the intruder, who got away when Antoine confronted him in his sister’s bedroom.
I’m not ashamed to say that it bothers me when the news media seeks out blacks with poor dialect to highlight on the evening news. This type of news coverage minimizes the crime, and instead belittles and degrades poor urban blacks. But as long as there are right wing blogs eager to ridicule our people, this type of insulting news coverage will continue.