I am convinced the US media finds a racial issue in everything. If the news involves a famous black person in trouble they are going to find the “one” person who will play the “race card” and defend them. The goal seems to be to stir up the community (black and white) with a controversy, infuse race into the discussion and prop up their rating.
Let’s take the Michael Vick situation. The media claims that black people are defending him. What was funny was hearing many of these media people reference a poll done in Atlanta. What do they expect black people who live in Atlanta to say. It is there quarterback. The other defendants are black so why no race card for them.
I listened to a sport radio commentator make a blank statement that all the “black Americans” (I don’t like the term African-American) he has heard from so far was defending Michael Vick. His show was pretty much dead before he made the statement. As soon as he said it he had caller on the show. I am sure he had a good rating for the day.
If the media continues to infuse race in every situation and allow the race card to be used to prop up ratings the black community will suffer when there is a real race issue…People will turn a deaf ears every time they hear “wolf” all the time…