White Editor Goes Viral For Twitter Thread About Media Racism Black Journalists Face
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Erin Overbey, an archive editor for the New Yorker, laid out an impressive thread addressing racism in legacy media outlets Tuesday afternoon. Overbey called out outlets, including her own, for the lack of diversity and polite racism. She said the masthead of leading outlets resembles an all-white country club in the 1950s.
"White people are rarely actively racist at these publications," tweeted Overbey. "They simply never bother to challenge the status quo-typically out of concern that they will be inconvenienced or made to feel uncomfortable.... Read more