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Old 10-10-15, 09:39 AM
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Catinella
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Yes, stealing is stealing. I think everyone can agree with that. However, whether this particular video is racist is another matter altogether. If the videographers/editors purposely chose to place the bike in a location with the intent to highlight a certain racial group as bike thieves, then yes, I would say that is racist. I would say also they were racist if they purposely excluded clips which didn't fit the stereotype they may have been intentionally trying to reinforce. In this video, I find it interesting that the only Caucasian-looking thief actually got away with stealing the bike. Were other Caucasians recorded stealing the bike? If so, why weren't they included in the final cut? It is also interesting to me that the videographers appeared to be Caucasian. More information about the circumstances and intent of the videographers/editors is needed to form an opinion of whether this was a racially motivated video.
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