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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Raquel Hamlett
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by Raquel Hamlett - Sep. 1, 2011

The article is biased because it only presents one side of the story. The focus is on the white residents of Martha's Vineyard. By neglecting to include any input from members of the immigrant community, it almost seems that the journalist is taking sides. Another problem with this article is the opening and closing with President Obama's visit. His visit is actually irrelevant to the story because the journalist does discuss whether residents of Martha's Vineyard will do anything to make the president aware of their conflict with the immigrants. Their is no connection between the two story lines.

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