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One for you Penguin lovers out there..... Robotic Space Penguin to hop across the Moon (NewScientist.com; Wednesday 31st August 2005)

Also from a friends LJ, something he found on Yahoo news regarding the New Orleans flood....

When white people are hungry, they find food:

"Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store"

But when black people are hungry, they loot:

"A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans"

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morthrai
Sep. 1st, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
As much as I have many American friends of all varieties (including native American), this kind of 'reporting' still makes me wonder exactly what it would take to get everyone over there together for once.

The entire area is under poisonous water, the city won't be properly dried out for at least 5 or 6 months, and yet there are still people playing the race card! Arrgh!

*shakes head*
karohemd
Sep. 1st, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
*nods*
A few awkward moments (and reports by other UK friends) have taught me to keep my mouth firmly shut when it comes to politics, racism and the like when I'm with Americans. Sadly, there are only few exceptions so I rather don't bring up anything "touchy" in conversation and keep it to gaming, films, books and the like...
silver_blue
Sep. 1st, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
Although frankly I don't think this is a US specific thing. The press and media here can differentiate in the same way (whether concious or unconcious).

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