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The Mail 7/23/14

The Mail 7/23/14


You’ve lost my respect.

The front page cover “art” (July 16) of City Paper is a prime example of our local media’s role in perpetrating institutional racism and structural biases in our City. Not only is this graphic ignorant, it is outright offensive.

Sure, I bet there were a few laughs in the editorial room about the stereotypes of various neighborhoods across the city. And, sure, a cartoonish sketch of widely inaccurate generalizations is a good, cheap way to cause a bit of controversy, maybe it even garnered a few more page views or clicks to sell to advertisers. But, the outright labeling of entire communities to perpetuate negative,...