Racial tension simmers on Martha's Vineyard as Barack Obama arrives

When Barack Obama arrives on Martha's Vineyard for his first family holiday as president, he will enjoy the sparkling sea, salty air and fresh fish and clams.

And like others he will probably be unaware of the thousands of illegal immigrants the island relies on during its summer season.
But in the recession, a small army of dishwashers, gardeners and labourers, mostly from Brazil, has created a simmering tension with some locals and amid the ... Full Story »

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Kara Duffy
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by Kara Duffy - Feb. 8, 2011

I think the journalism would have been more effective if the writer used more credible sources. I do not think that islanders who post to newspaper websites anonymously should be considered credible or accurate sources. I also think the journalism could improve if the writer incorporated an Obama source to get the President's opinion on the topic in order to enhance credibility and fairness. I would have liked to see the story supported with more factual information.

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