New York Times Offers Gift Guide For People 'Of Color'
Race; Posted on: 2009-12-12 03:54:24 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
"Peaceful segregation" elicits outrage
We don't like to throw around words like "racist" in the same sentence
as the NYT's name, but there's no other word we can think of to
describe this page in the NYT's annual Holiday Gift Guide -- called "Of
Color/Stylish Gifts" and aimed exclusively at the paper's non-white
Or, as the NYT describes it, "gifts created for and by people of color."
in the "Style & Travel" section of the Gift Guide, it stands
alongside sections called "Frugal Travel," "Chic and Cheerful," and
But this page is the only one aimed squarely at readers whose skin
isn't white in color -- and it's the first time we can remember a gift
guide, anywhere, openly defining its offerings by their appeal to a
specific racial group.
Can you imagine the NYT designating a
section of its Holiday Gift Guide to presents made "for and by white
people"? Or Jews? Or Chinese? Of course you can't.
We welcome NYTPicker readers of any color to click here and see the page for themselves.
The gift suggestions include:
News Source: nytpiker blog