Since we are discussing #OscarsSoWhite, can we examine why #JournalismSoWhite? Has the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, et al, ever had a Black, Latino or Asian as top editor? How many people of color are columnists at The New York Times, POLITICO, Bloomberg View? Imagine if a Native American journalist was the head of CNN. More questions: Why is it that, when White journalists report on race, it's considered "reporting" and sometimes labeled an "analysis"; when journalists of color report on race, however, it's often considered "having an agenda." In a presidential campaign in which race and immigration are front and center, how many political reporters of color are covering the election? American newsrooms are less diverse now than when I started in journalism in 1999. It's a disgrace.
A new chapter in American history has begun. The minority is becoming the majority. Let's talk about race, immigration, and identity in a demographically-changing America. I welcome questions from the Parlio community.
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