Episode 129 — Closed Captioning
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:00 PM
The wonderfully talented Amrit Singh (Executive Editor of Stereogum.com, director of Dosa Hunt) joins Andrew Ti to talk about the possibility of closed captioning being racist. If anyone is well-versed in closed captioning, call us at (323) 389-RACE let us know if we don’t know what we’re talking about.
Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:14 PM
I've seen a handful of BBC documentaries use what seems like racist closed captioning on Irish and Scotts. It usually comes in the form of subtitling what is pretty easy to understand accented English as if they where speaking an incredibly hard to decipher and very foreign dialect. Happens in a similar fashion with Japanese people in interviews as well (especially to the architect IM Pei).