Paul From Minneapolis

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Today's Odd Strib Letter

The opening line from a letter that goes onto other similar points:

"The Star Tribune chose to run "Rampage at Red Lake" as its March 22 front-page headline. It was reminiscent of a shoot-'em-up cowboys and Indians TV western, with perfect racist alliteration. "

I can guarantee you that whoever came up with that headline is very far from considering him or herself any kind of racist. In fact, this anonymous person is so far from that condition, it is pretty likely he has already eagerly signed up for a workshop that will teach him once and for all the inherently racist nature of alliteration.