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"The protests began in the small province of Minnesota" - Thai Enquirer explain colonialist reporting in a few paragraphs

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  1. ohyran
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    The Thai Enquirer writes an article about BLM in the same way western media writes about protests not happening in the West and really nails colonialist news reporting.

    The Thai Enquirer writes an article about BLM in the same way western media writes about protests not happening in the West and really nails colonialist news reporting.

    "The protests began in the small province of Minnesota, located in the agrarian ‘Middle West,’ over the killing of an ethnic minority by state security forces."

    "Religion also plays a major role in governance with religious beliefs separating key state organs including the country’s highest court where many social laws are passed based on the justices personally held religious convictions."

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    Algernon_Asimov
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    This reminds me of this previous post: How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country
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    1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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      There's a series from Slate called If It Happened There that all followed this style. They haven't written new ones in several years, which is tragic because they're some of the funniest things...

      There's a series from Slate called If It Happened There that all followed this style. They haven't written new ones in several years, which is tragic because they're some of the funniest things I've ever read.

      A few of my favorite ones:

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