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    meanings

    Hi Teacher,

    Could you please tell me the meanings of the bracketed clauses in the following two sentences?

    1. For journalists of color, it means resisting the professionally driven
    tendency, as one Seattle Times reporter termed it, ["to write while", which
    he described as employing "a certain language, a certain code."]

    2. The ways in which racist presuppositions are implicated in the routinized
    practices of news production, from the news values in operation to gut
    instincts about source credibility, are often difficult to identify, [let alone
    reverse. ]

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: meanings

    "to write while"
    I think that it should be "to write white" which means to write like a White person would, "employing a certain language, a certain code."

    2. The ways in which racist presuppositions are implicated in the routinized
    practices of news production,from the news values in operation to gut
    instincts about source credibility
    , are often difficult to identify, [let alone
    reverse (them). ]

    Deleting the phrase in italics, you'd get:-

    "The ways in which racist presuppositions are implicated in the routinized
    practices of news production are often difficult to identify, let alone
    reverse (them)." = "It is often not only difficult to reverse, but also to identify the ways in which racist presuppositions are implicated in the routinized practices of news production."
    Last edited by Temico; 28-Aug-2005 at 13:13.

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