Jul 2, 2009

Segregate Reporters

The time has come to segregate reporters. Clearly black journalists cannot objectively report on the Obamas. Because the Obamas are black and the reporters black.
Rachel Swarns of the New York Times and The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan were among those herded behind the rope Monday. They and the other main beat reporters — Newsweek’s Allison Samuels, Darlene Superville of the Associated Press and Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson — have something in common: They are all African American women.

Whether racial and gender identification produces a gauzier, more favorable portrayal of Obama is perhaps too early to judge.
Howard Kurtz is right. It's too early to tell whether or not black people can do their job without being all black. White people have clearly shown they don't let their white get in the way. Now we must keep our keen white eyes on black reporters.

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