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The Plain Racism of Our News: We Lost Some “Others”

On social media, posts, relating to the crass coverage and devaluing of Palestinian life versus Israeli life are being shared and commented upon.

In one such instance a pic. with the headline “Sharp Rise in Gaza deaths” is being shared, the by-line reads, “13 Israeli soldiers, 70 others killed…”

What is an other? Is it a human being? Is it so hard to type “PALESTINIANS?”


The others:


My guess is that this has to do with latent racism and Islamophobia, in which one people’s blood is thought of as more precious than another.

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  • In the sentence which reads, “If you live in the West, you have no moral high ground from which to preach.”

  • MichaelElwood

    I grew up in a nominally christian household.

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