Insights

Poynter conducted a study of 167 journalists and published the results on September 1st. The results are fascinating, and worth analyzing, as they seem to document a change in the way our industry views objectivity, but the biggest takeaway was the responses to a question about mission.
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While it’s appropriate that we react with protest and outrage over blatantly discriminatory situations like, keep in mind that small, more subtle forms of bias can do as much damage, if not more.
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That decision was changed quickly and the director sent an email telling parents that “no families are opting out of our planned activities.” I have been thinking about that school for two days now, trying to imagine the parents who wrote letters demanding that their children not be forced to learn about Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass.
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Last year, more than 10,500 people in the U.S. reported being targeted by a hate crime. That’s a significant increase over 2019’s numbers, and the highest number since 2008. Each year the FBI compiles the data and publishes an annual Hate Crime Statistics Report.
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What I learned: We have to stop pretending it’s easy to tell people apart if they belong to a race that is not our own.