To maintain this blog’s longest-running gimmick – a catalog of Misidentified Black People in the media – I occasionally do the tedious work of searching through newspapers’ online corrections pages (via Regret the Error).
I should be happy when I don’t find any MBPs. Instead, I get a little bit frustrated. (I know they’re out there somewhere!)
For the past week or so, the Los Angeles Times has been misidentifying everybody except black folks.
On Monday, the Times ran a photo of novelist Michael Tolkin but mislabeled it as filmmaker Henry Bean.
The Times last week misidentified a photo of L.A. Laker Sasha Vujacic as Vladimir Radmanovic.
And the Times misidentified a photo of Taiwanese official James Huang as Chiou I-jen (a different Taiwanese official).
The L.A. Times even misidentified a photo of a Kentucky Derby horse. But no MBPs.
If this keeps up, they’re gonna ruin my premise.