Careful … wondering about that is probably racist, too. Maybe we should check with Vox on that, since they seem to be the experts:
And, if you guessed that the illustrious Max Fisher was behind that headline, give yourself a great, big round of applause!
After his characteristically thoughtful analysis, here’s what Fisher concluded:
This is all to say that it is not inherently irresponsible or racist to note that Hong Kong’s protesters are going to great lengths to maintain a clean and respectful atmosphere, as this is a direct and newsworthy extension of their political strategy. However, it is possible — and all too easy — to report this in a way that perpetuates harmful stereotypes and that does a disservice to these protesters by reducing their acts to race or culture.
This is Vox-ing at its finest, folks.
It really is something.
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