Analysis Of ' Loot Or Find : Fact Or Frame? By Cheryl I. Harris And Devon W.
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Ethical Reasoning All across the world, in many different locations, traditions, ways, and views, ethics are being expressed and supported as well as being tested. In a specific circumstance covered in the reading, “Loot or Find: Fact or Frame?” written by Cheryl I. Harris and Devon W. Carbado, ethics were tested, and serious matters such as framing and color blindness were discussed and elaborated on.
Two images taken from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2008, depict two different stories although the images themselves are almost identical aside from one thing; the color of skin of the people in both images. Focusing in on image A, which shows an African American male walking through high, dangerous waters hanging onto a trash bag full of food and other goods. Similarly, image B also depicts a man and woman doing the same thing—treading through high waters gripping onto food and supplies, however these two people in image B are Caucasian. The issue that is comprised of these two images that Harris and Carbado touch on are the captions below the two images. In image A of the African American male holding the supplies, the caption reads, “A young man walks through chest-deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans,” while image B with the two Caucasian individuals who were also holding onto supplies while wading through flood water had a caption of, “Two residents wade through chest-deep waters after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store