Friday, April 07, 2006

Black and white and red all over and thrown away in disgust.

The trouble with reading The Guardian is that some of its contributors err on the side of cuntishness. On Thursday, Hannah Pool took time off from her usual job of writing about makeup to do what all the black journalists writing for it seem obliged to do, namely play the racism card (which at times seems to be all Gary Younge in particular writes about) in an article complaining about the treatment given Condoleeza Rice, an ex-Big Brother contestant, the star of BBC2's Don't Mess With Miss Beckles, and Naomi Campbell. The link above will take you to the full rant (and the comments about it, many of which are far more incisive than hers or mine)...
Racism? Yes, there's a lot of it in the press, but none of them are reviled because they're black women - Naomi Campbell in particular isn't attacked because she's black, she's attacked because she's a vile waste of DNA. It came as no surprise to me that the writer also contributes to the Evening Standard...
It's articles like this that make me glad I've stopped buying it every day.

2 comments:

All Hail King Butcher! said...

Say it with me now: there's a difference between race and disposition. There's a difference between race and disposition. There's a difference...

The Archivist said...

I agree with Mr. Rosser.