DAY 12
"Since anti-racist individuals did not control mass media, the media became the primary tool that would be used and is still used to convince black viewers, and everyone else, of black inferiority." 
Bell Hooks

RACISM IN THE MEDIA: now that we are more knowledgeable about institutional racism, we want to dive deeper into how organizations work to perpetuate it and how marginalized people struggle against it. One sector where implicit bias and racial disparities are openly questioned is in the media. The public has long pushed for it to take account of its responsibility in perpetuating racist ideas. In today’s newsletter, we share how this industry has grappled with its race and representation problems.
‘Was I Part of the Problem?’
A Journalist Studies Her Own Reporting on Race

This article looks at taking responsibility for racism in reporting.  
Rewriting Racist Headlines

How do the headlines and the way the news is written shape our view of the world? Can we imagine another way? This video reimagines the news.
The Daily Lobo

Our own Daily Lobo looks at the ways that they have perpetuated racism.
For any questions about the challenge please reach out to Denise Nava of the Albuquerque Community Foundation or Hannah Royer of United Way of Central New Mexico.
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