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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Black vs. White Captions

There's been a brouhaha for a few days about two pictures from storm-ravaged New Orleans.  One showed a black man wading through chest-high waters pulling a large black bag full of items he "looted" from a grocery store.  The other showed a white couple wading through chest-high waters carrying bread and soda they "found."

Several bloggers claim that this is proof of media racism and stereotyping.  But what's the real story?  Here's a post from Chris Graythen, the photographer from new Orleans who took the photo of the white couple and wrote the caption, defending what he did.

Snopes has also chimed in on the controversy, and has the photos.  You decide.