Media, Race, Social Problems

The media isn’t diverse – and this leads to appalling reporting. by Steven W Thrasher. Nov 2017. Our racially monolithic mainstream press is particularly ill equipped to cover an increasingly non-white world when it declares itself to be ‘objective.’ The well-deserved outcry regarding the New York Times’ insufficiently critical profile about a Nazi in the American heartland has exposed a commonly held myth about journalism: that our profession is objective. This is a lie.

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Social Problems

This picture signaled an end to segregation. Why has so little changed? Dorothy Counts, 15, attempts to become the first black student to attend Harding high school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr Edwin Tompkins, a family friend, escorts her. In 1957, Dorothy Counts endured a taunting mob to integrate a North Carolina school. Sixty-one years later, her work is being undone. by Michael Graff

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