It’s okay to show photographs of black men in their underwear with the implication that they are criminal. That they live in a single sex men’s hostel built under Apartheid for black migrant workers, has a much to do with it. No identification or context necessary in the caption.

We normally associate this with journalists and publications from Europe and North America, but this time–surprise–it is a South African newspaper.

Picture series in “The Star”.

[Thanks to Herman Wasserman to pointing me towards it]