The white press has a history of endangering black lives going back a century

The white press has a history of endangering black lives going back a century

Abstract:

The Black Lives Matter protests have been shaking up not just conversations about policing, but also almost every industry — including journalism. As Washington Post media reporters Paul Farhi and Sarah Ellison wrote this weekend, “Like the nation itself, news organizations across the country are facing a racial reckoning, spurred by protests from their own journalists.”

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: Megan Ming Francis | June 15 2020
: In 1919, the white national press spread a false story that covered up a white massacre of African Americans in Arkansas.