Letters: Newspaper draws fire for picture of Alaska Native men

The photo in question. From Battle brews over alcohol sales at Midtown gas station Photo © Anchorage Daily News

"Shame on ADN!! Racism, stereotypes and bias should not be promoted directly or subtly through media forums. I am shocked at the use of the photo on the front page of the Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 1 picturing two Alaska Native men who are on a street corner shaking hands. It is a presumption that their handshake is somehow alcohol related because they are on that street corner?

To attach such a photo to the article, "Battle brews over alcohol sales ..." presumes that, doesn't it? Yet, this article doesn't say anything about Alaska Native people."

Get the Story:
Diane Payne: Daily News needs to be more judicious in choosing photos (The Anchorage Daily News 10/3)

Another Opinion:
Susie Delgado: Stereotyping Alaska Natives remains painfully prevalent (The Anchorage Daily News 10/3)

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