Journalism has a history of harming Black communities and other communities of color by inciting violence, spreading anti-Black myths and amplifying hateful ideas. Much of this history isn’t discussed in journalism schools, newsroom orientations or conference panels, but it is central to how journalism is created and experienced by all of us today. Check out this video to learn more about why it’s important to grapple with the industry’s roots in anti-Black harm on the journey toward repair.
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