When a black man assaulted an Asian man on a New York subway, Business Insider’s headline was:
Shocking video shows a New York City subway rider spraying an Asian man and yelling at him to move
The article features two videos showing the one-sided confrontation. We can all see that the culprit is a black man, and the victim is Asian – yet Business Insider makes no mention of this obvious fact. The perpetrator is described simply as a “subway rider.”
In another Business Insider article, we’re told:
Scientists and journalism organizations have called on the media “to ensure accurate and fair portrayals of Asians and Asian-Americans” and avoid fueling xenophobia during the outbreak.
Apparently, this “accurate and fair” policy does not apply to white people. When reporting on a very similar incident, on an airplane, Business Insider gave us this headline:
People are threatening to boycott Ryanair after the airline failed to remove a white man who shouted racist insults at an elderly black woman on one of its flights
Yes folks, this is “white privilege” at work. When a white man misbehaves, he’s referred to as “a white man,” but when a black man misbehaves, he’s referred to as a “subway rider.” Not very “accurate and fair” if you ask me.