Denying racism: Discursive strategies used by the South African media

@inproceedings{Durrheim2005DenyingRD,
  title={Denying racism: Discursive strategies used by the South African media},
  author={Kevin Durrheim and Michael Quayle and Kevin A. Whitehead and Anita Julia. Kriel},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract In 1999 the South African media was the subject of a South African Human Rights Commission inquiry into racism. This article explores the discursive practices deployed by mainstream newspapers in response to these accusations of racism. It shows how several interlocking strategies of denial were used to remodel the field of racist practices and representations into a terrain suited to preserving white privilege. Specifically, the media used strategies of splitting, (dis)locating… CONTINUE READING