Sunday, May 24, 2015

White Vick Causes Controversy

Maybe ESPN magazine thought it was doing author/cultural critic Touré favor by illustrating his provocative piece on Eagles QB Mike Vick, race and privilege with a photo-shopped rendition of a white Vick.

White Vick Causes Controversy

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Maybe ESPN magazine thought it was doing author/cultural critic Touré favor by illustrating his provocative piece on Eagles QB Mike Vick, race and privilege with a photo-shopped rendition of a white Vick.

Turns out Touré wasn't too happy -- with the photo or the headline.

"I asked them not to call it "What If Vick Were White," but they did," he tweeted. "I had no idea they'd put a pic of Vick in whiteface. Makes no sense [with] an essay saying it's impossible to re-imagine him as white?"

Lost in all of this, was Touré's really thoughtful piece, which is linked here. Oh, and by the way, ESPN removed the white Vick pic from its site.

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