The Chicago Tribune responded by saying:
It's the newspaper's sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic.Really? Let's see:
Editorial accusing people who disagree with Obama of racism.
Story accusing Arizona of racism because they crack down on illegal immigrants, who happen to be Mexican because the Mexican border is closer to Arizona than the Canadian border.
Story about how blacks do not save their money like whites do.
Story about a man charged with a hate crime for pointing at another man and calling him a name.
The Chicago Tribune fails to realize that the race of people involved with a story only becomes relevant when you report the race of the people. Ignoring the fact that an attack is racially motivated makes the race of those people irrelevant and shows your bias.