Majority Rules: “Minorities” and the Media

“New  workers coming from South to North from Turkey, Morocco, and elsewhere to Europe often found their race, religion, and cultures were not welcome when they arrived in their homelands, and their job opportunities were less than expected. Violent conflicts much like the racial riots in the United States in the 1960s broke out in France and England in the years around the end of the first decade of the 21st century. A New York Times correspondent covering the riots and fires in the London neighborhood of Tottenham in 2011 reported ‘frustration in this impoverished neighborhood’ and a community where law enforcement was no trusted because ‘a large Afro-Caribbean population has felt singled out by the police for abuse.’ (Racism, Sexism, and the Media pg. 19)”

#minorities #minoritiesinthemedia #racism #policebrutality

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