Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ambiguous Headlines Annoy

This morning, one of the stories in my news feed was linked by the headline "Hispanic Students at Risk." I love this; like, it doesn't matter what the risk actually is, because they're minorities and therefore their struggles adapting to mainstream America are noteworthy and maybe white people should be scared.

The actual article goes on to talk about how Hispanics try drugs and kill themselves in greater numbers than their black or white peers. No explanation is offered, other than some vague quote identifying "segregation" as a problem. So, you know, if you're Hispanic, WATCH OUT.

Ay carumba!


1 comment:

Bianca Reagan said...

So, you know, if you're Hispanic, WATCH OUT.

Hee hee. I will let my friends know.