Editorial cartoon on Judge Sotomayor has subtext of lynching, stereotypes Latinos

The Oklahoman newspaper printed on Tuesday a racist, sexist and outright offensive "editorial" cartoon. It depicts Judge Sotomayor strung up by a rope, likening itself to lynching images or a piñata, with President Barack Obama wearing a sombrero, holding a stick and asking a crowd of elephants (Republicans) "Now, who wants to be first?" The … Continue reading Editorial cartoon on Judge Sotomayor has subtext of lynching, stereotypes Latinos

NABJ Statement on Future of Journalism Senate Hearing

Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, today issued this statement: On Wednesday, a panel of digital and traditional journalism industry experts testified at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet Hearing on "The Future of Journalism" about the challenges and successes facing online news … Continue reading NABJ Statement on Future of Journalism Senate Hearing

NABJ Statement on Future of Journalism Senate Hearing

Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, today issued this statement: On Wednesday, a panel of digital and traditional journalism industry experts testified at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet Hearing on "The Future of Journalism" about the challenges and successes facing online news … Continue reading NABJ Statement on Future of Journalism Senate Hearing

NY Post Editorial Cartoon: Simian Stereotypes and Cartoonist Excuses

If nothing else, the now-infamous New York Post cartoon by Sean Delonas published Wednesday showing a chimp shot to death by police officers should be a clear answer to the question of whether we're in a "post-racial" America. As EJS President Eva Paterson and others have argued, the answer to that question is a resounding … Continue reading NY Post Editorial Cartoon: Simian Stereotypes and Cartoonist Excuses

Survey on Media Coverage of Race Issues in the Presidential Election

Onica N. Makwakwa of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. (unityjournalists.org) and Darrell L. Williams of The Loop (theloop21.com) today announced that their organizations are partnering on a survey of how media covered racial issues in the presidential election, biling it as a "unique opportunity for journalists of color to show how diversity in the newsroom … Continue reading Survey on Media Coverage of Race Issues in the Presidential Election

Rafael Olmeda Elected President of UNITY: Journalists of Color

Rafael Olmeda, immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), has been elected president of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.   Mr. Olmeda was chosen by UNITY's board of directors at its fall board meeting last month. Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was elected vice-president, Michaela … Continue reading Rafael Olmeda Elected President of UNITY: Journalists of Color

AP Analysis: the Racism in Palin’s Attacks on Bill Ayers

Associated Press writer Douglass K. Daniel yesterday writes about how Palin's attacks on Barack Obama's relationship with University of Chicago Prof. William Ayers embed negative racial connotations without resorting to "overt racism." Palin's words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false image of a black presidential nominee … Continue reading AP Analysis: the Racism in Palin’s Attacks on Bill Ayers