[MarignyBywater] Race

Donna and Craig Sexton skdc4fun at cox.net
Wed Jul 25 22:53:53 EDT 2007


The victims' race is sometimes relevant to the story, if only to dispel the suspicion that it was relevant to the crime. The standard practice is to omit references to race, especially in crime stories, unless race is relevant--sensible policy in theory. But the exception for "relevance" is an invitation to mischief, because determining whether race is relevant or not can be an exercise in subjectivity--or political correctness. 

What about the public's right to know? 



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: richardtroyer at bellsouth.net 
  To: marignybywater at marigny.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 7:38 PM
  Subject: [MarignyBywater] Race


  I still don't get why you hate-mailers think it's necessary to decribe the victims RACE. What about the RACE of victims who are not WHITE??!! We dont see any posts about THEM. Descibe the PERPS all you like!! The victims RACE is irrelevant!!
  Get over your own shadowy selves, or face it in PUBLIC. Eh??
  -Daniel
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  > Date: 2007/07/25 Wed PM 08:18:52 EDT
  > To: marignybywater at marigny.org
  > Subject: MarignyBywater Digest, Vol 16, Issue 23
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  Today's Topics:

     1. Re: MarignyBywater Digest, Vol 16, Issue 21 (Jack Saucier)
     2. Race and description (richardtroyer at bellsouth.net)




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