Posts tagged race.
White Men, Everyone Else: Gender and Ethnic Diversity on Cable News
Media Matters spent the month of April reviewing evening guests on cable news. The results, unfortunately, don’t surprise: CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC “overwhelmingly host male and white guests.”
Read through for the details as the watchdog group breaks down the numbers for each network. We learn, for instance, that “Out of 1,677 total guests, CNN had the largest proportion of men — 76 percent — during the month of April;” and “Fox News had the largest proportion of white guests — 83 percent.”
Hat tip to Chris Hayes, whose show is the most diverse in cable evening news. And getting there isn’t very difficult. “We just would look at the board and say, ‘We already have too many white men. We can’t have more,’” Hayes told Ann Friedman at the Columbia Journalism Review back in March. “Really, that was it.”
Images: Diversity On Evening Cable News, via Media Matters. Select to embiggen.
May 5, 1969 - Moneta Sleet becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Photography (his photograph of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her daughter at her husband’s funeral)
Public reaction to white male vs black male stealing a bike
This is what we mean we say the black is already assumed to be a criminal.
Also notice the tone difference. How the black kid is being shamed and how the white man is given the benefit of the doubt.
I can never watch this without getting pissed, seriously, the fuck is a post-racial society? The fuck is innocent until proven guilty? Does NOT exist for Black folks, especially Black men.
i watch this to remember
In Teen Vogue US February 2013
White Women 155
White Men 23
White Children 3
Black Women 16
Black Men 1
Black Children 2
Asian Women 2
Asian Men 2
Asian Children 0
There are more white men in an American teenage girl’s magazine than there are Women of Color combined..
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
“It’s fucking 2011 and you don’t think there’s a black kid who lives with his aunt in Queens… who likes science? Who takes photography?”
As the resident NYer in GQ, I can say that the person who wrote that letter has clearly never been to Queens. ~ LP
for real I live in Brooklyn but l mean that describes half the kids I went to high school with