Fabris’ statement a ‘generalization’

In the Sept. 29 issue of the Northern Star, Jim Fabris is quoted as saying the attendance at the rally of Sept. 28 was lower than the attendance at the rally of March 5 because “there aren’t any television cameras.”

This statement is nothing more than an ignorant generalization, which implies that the large attendance in the spring was due to the sensationalist nature of the rally (press coverage, etc.) not the racism issue itself.

If people only showed up at the spring rally because of T.V. cameras, then the rally was a total flop, right, Jim?

That’s not how I see it. Before you can move forward, you’ll have to stop stepping on your own feet.

Ted Reilly


communication studies