But seriously, when was it that whites are all over this "racist" issue regarding blacks? I notice this with a lot of white people.
I think that for a lot of people, anti-black racism is maybe the only kind of racism they come across in their lives, and so they appear to only mention it, and it might seem like they are only concerned with that type of racism, and no others. I personally dislike all forms of racism, against any race. I imagine that other people would agree if you talked to them about it. I agree that if someone is only concerned with one type of racism, then that's crazy.
What I was saying earlier about news coverage is that they don't need to tell you the ethnicity of the person when reporting an event / crime / accident. Yet they choose to tell you that the guy is black most of the time. I can't think of a time that it would matter what ethnicity the person is, unless the news story is about race relations or racism etc. But if it's just "Today, a man robbed a bank and has been arrested", why do they need to say "Today a black man robbed a bank and was arrested". They wouldn't say "Today a white man robbed a bank and has been arrested" if the guy was white. It's like they think it's note-worthy that he is black. But it's no more important than how long his index finger is.
Hrmm, I just find that white people (no offense to those on here, but those that I have seen that actually comment on such things) are more intense when it comes to anything black. It's as if the white person is scared or trained by society that anything against a black person = danger. This is an example of the fear of black people, such as a woman walking to her car and a black man walks towards her, there will be some sort of fear in that he may rob her, rape her, etc. Discussed this in class when I was going to school. We can't deny it though, black people are seen as dangerous human beings, be it in the media or in personal experiences, sadly.
I have to agree that its not important, but some people like description. It's like writing a book, the more description, the better the person can understand the situation. Yes, color doesnt matter, but its a principle in journalism and any type of writing for that matter, to be as descriptive as possible so that the reader can invision it while he/she reads, which gives a better interpretation of the incident.
I do agree with you that they shouldn't only focus on blacks when they do such a thing, but I have read that they mention "white" or "caucasion" when I read the news, and I barely even come across that or black for that matter (perhaps because I rarely read news hehe).
But yes, I support your statement.