johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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Vocabulary of disturbances

Interesting. Black people riot, white people protest. Some valid counterpoints in the comments, but I think it's still something to think about.

I also think that black people "riot" because there is alliteration with "race", and when was the last time you heard a violent disturbance by a group of white people described as a "race riot"?

Tags: journalism, language, media, race
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