June 11, 2008

Updating the Post of June 4th

Better news than I aired on June 4th [see ‘A Sad State of Affairs’ below].
Today I’ve been working on a new post for All that Is and, again, wanted race- and gender- balanced photos for it.
This time I googled ‘entrepreneurs’ and, lo and behold, found a Black Man as the focus [in front of 3 others] on the first page! I've also found a higher number of multi-racial group photos here than during the previous search [for 'executives'].
Since entrepreneurs are a more recent phenomenon— in the news, at least —I’ll bet this site is a newer one than the site featuring executives and, probably, reflects a more current viewpoint. So, I believe, things ARE on the move—and for the better. We can hope that’s true, anyway.

I’m continuing to search through the site and will keep you posted on any good and bad news I dig up along the way. Or you can check it out for yourself at http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/entrepreneur.html. Happy hunting. :)

Wellllllll -- it did take 8 pages to find a lone Black Man -- but this one was, at least, indoors and dressed similarly to the other people in the montage. He also had appropriate props [family photos] in the pic. That's some improvement from last time, anyway.
xxx
And, a bit more news: When I googled 'counseling photos' I got a big surprise: very few photos that could be said to be those of counselors with their clients. Instead, relationships seemed to be the focus. All races and both genders were well represented. Lots of multiracial groups from 2 to several people included in each photo were prominent in this group and family member groups were featured as well.
Since this is a site people would be unlikely to stumble upon if they're looking for the photos found in it, I just thought I would pass on this information for other bloggers.

6 comments:

an average patriot said...

Hi two crows!
I really don't think there is any shortage of coverage of black entrepreneurs. I think it must be where you look, My fiance watches Oprah and that is a big focus! Plus here in Boston they focus on the black community on urban update on Sunday's.
I had a son here and events were getting to me so I was not around much. How are you and your projects?

two crows said...

hi, AAP--
Oprah, being Black, will focus where other talk shows might not.

what upset me was the fact that I was hunting for photographs:
under 'executives' there were almost no pics of Black men compared to all others.

it took me 10 pages to find a Black man alone -- and on a site that was supposed to be covering 'executives' he could have been a custodian or window washer.

I know I would be incensed if the only photos of women I could find were of housewives.

and I DO get angry when the only photos I can find of particular ethnic groups are the old stereotypes -- whoever they may be.
xxx
projects are coming along slowly. the living room is looking more like a room and less like a bomb site.
still much to do, tho.

an average patriot said...

Gee I was reading this yesterday why didn't I comment? Wack me! Anyway glad your projects are coming along you'll get there!

two crows said...

hi, AAP--
have you checked out All that Is lately?

I profiled the Mature Soul a few days ago. since it's one of the [imo] more interesting soul ages, thought I'd pass on the info.

an average patriot said...

two crows
No I have not. Forgot actually but I will once I get the time. Until then take care!

two crows said...

backatcha, AAP--
[take care, I mean] :)