Thursday, October 04, 2007

When the News Seems to Reflect Negativaly on a Part of Former France, "Louisiana" Becomes "The South"

Remember Hurricane Katrina?

Then, in the French press, it was all about Louisiana, all about the former French state, all about the poor helpless victims.

Now that the news concerns alleged racism and racial discrimination (within Louisiana as opposed to from without, i.e., by Bush's federal government) — relating to the Jena 6 — suddenly Annick Cojean reverts to "the South" and to "Southern justice" in the process of spending an entire page assuring us that nothing less than "America's" racism is at work here while using less than half a sentence to write about the arrest (emphasis mine) "of six black high school kids, accused of beating up a white male".

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