White Boy Beats Tsunami (oh, and some Ethnic People die too)
I see dead Brown People
Perhaps it is to be expected. Perhaps the global village never was the kumbaya lovefest we all imagined, but the canonization of Hannes Bergstroem as the "face of the tragedy" is a bit much given the mass of humanity who (a) died and (b) didn't have the luxury of being white. While it is difficult to image a brown face to a tragedy involving non-brown people, perhaps the ability to empathize with those on the other side of the globe (without the "white man's burden") may make the lovefest more of a reality and less of a slogan used solely to sell vacation packages in places that much further from Stockholm.