for HRC Investigation into Racism and the Media

      by Guy Berger,
28 February 2000

This submission comes in two parts. The first is an academic critique of the research commissioned by the HRC, and it concludes that the Braude and MMP findings cannot be relied upon. But in order to go further than just critique, I have also contributed a second component. This is not alternative research - I do not have the resources, time nor all the expertise to undertake this. Rather, it is an analysis that highlights how Black Consciousness can contribute a strategic perspective to the whole question of identifying and countering racist media coverage. In many ways, this second aspect avoids the finger-pointing and fruitless controversies around research, and suggests instead a general action plan in its place.


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