From the Field

Danger! Journalists Crossing!

Lindsay Schubiner • May 05, 2015

You know how some journalists have a tendency to sensationalize, exoticize, and neglect to show the full, complex humanity of people of color?

Well, in this video from Narco News, a group of Central American migrants, tired of being portrayed by the media as less than fully human, decide to take matters into their own hands.

The results are hilarious.

One journalist complains, “If you guys are migrants, then show it! The world needs to see your suffering! This is international television!”

Another muses, “What a beautiful creature you are. You’re like a monarch butterfly, flying to the North.”

This group of migrants creates quite the unexpected solution to these problematic journalists. Don’t miss it.

Read more: The Making of “Danger: Journalists Crossing”


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