Friday, August 15, 2003

"A marauding minority of poor blacks and Hispanics...." This Time article from 1977 is pretty amazing (found on this site, an archive of the 1977 and 1965 Northeast blackouts). First, it's obviously notable that nothing of this sort happened in 2003. Second, the language of the article itself just seems incredibly dated -- and frankly, somewhat racist, at least to my politically correct ears. "Said Frank Ross, a black police officer..."


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