It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Justoneman
Dairy farmer told me that the scum rises to the top with the creme and the farmer has to separate the two to have a decent product. That analogy fits. They do just care to keep on doing what they wish to do. It is up to us to separate the creme de le creme and poop can the rest.
That is an excellent analogy -- thank you!
We know that people are imperfect. We know that includes people in all walks of life, including law enforcement. We can use our own thought and reason to make the relevant distinctions. We don't have to accept the scum with the cream. We can throw out the bad and keep the good.
It's not all or nothing.
originally posted by: eletheia
originally posted by: bastion
I'm not sure if I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly
I realise that I sometimes have an odd way of expressing myself, and this
board is international with mostly Americans..... I'm thinking you got the gist.
In the UK the media has a policy of not mentioning the race of people unless it's relevant to the case or race was the motivator or cause of the crime committed.
If that is true I can't say that I have noticed ..... because that was my very point!!
And when UK is reporting US crimes/cases I tend to find it happens too and that
is the point of my post. In the US I have noticed they use the expression African
American a lot....... and I wonder why, because I feel that feeds into any situation
and endorses racism.
Mentioning the race of someone when it's of no relevance to the case is against journalism ethics and the rules set by the Press Complaints Commission as doing so achieves nothing apart from sustaining racism.
Exactly my point, However I am noticing more and more the lack of ethics
in journalism and the media, and more so the once neutral BBC!!!