Opinion Blackface Is the Tip of the Iceberg The structural problems we need to solve lie at the roots of American society. Image: Al Jolson in blackface in Vanity Fair, circa 1925. By Jamelle Bouie Opinion Columnist Feb. 4, 2019
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.
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