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Links 1 through 10 of 19 by Latoya Peterson tagged newspaper

"Recently, the London Review of Books contracted the South African writer and Rhodes scholar R W Johnson to write a series of blog posts on the World Cup. Johnson, an Anglophone liberal, was once the authoritative source for the centre-left press in the UK on apartheid. He has long since moved to the right, disappointed by post-apartheid South Africa and almost comically paranoid about Marxist racist black nationalist conspirators having taken control of the ANC and driven the country into the dirt....If he was ever a reliable source, it is fair to say that he has long since ceased to be...Unfortunately, Johnson has embarrassed his employers with a rather peculiar racist outburst in an article entitled 'After the World Cup' (or rather that appears to have been the title finally chosen - the URL of the now vanished post suggests that it was originally called 'The Coming of the Baboons')."

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"The grand opening of the new national media-focused Newseum April 11 was a big letdown for anyone who expected to see [...] items featuring the vast culture and story of American Indian and tribal media."

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"The Washington Post launched a new online magazine with news and views geared toward African Americans called The Root. With Henry Louis Gates of Harvard (and African American Lives) at the helm, there’s a heavy emphasis on genealogy"

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Former New York Times editor Gerard Boyd, who was sacked for Jayson Blair's plagiarism, was widely portrayed as Blair's mentor. Turns out they had no such relationship, and were simply lumped together because both were black.

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"Leaders of the civil rights organizations that initiated the protest against AsianWeek’s publication of a hate speech column against African Americans today noted the newspaper’s decision to remove Samson Wong as editor-in-chief."

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"A couple weeks after AsianWeek printed the derogatory column "Why I Hate Black People" by Kenneth Eng, the weekly newspaper's Emil Guillermo, wrote a piece reflecting on acts of Black on Asian violence and Black on Asian love."

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Ewwww. The New York Observer tries to get diverse. "we also need a name. What would it be? Desicrats? Macacarati? No! We are… the Bollypolitans! “A Bollypolitan elite is the newest creative class to kick into New York with art, fashion, literature,”

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Thanks teachergirl! "The book – Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America, written by Elliot Jaspin – argues that AJC editors eviscerated an earlier newspaper series he wrote on racial cleansing in 14 American coun

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Thanks Kyla! "His termination came after a Wednesday meeting in which staffers discussed a lack of racial diversity in the paper's hiring...Blum responded to concerns in a way some may have construed as offensive or dismissive."

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Thanks Kimberly! "AsianWeek Editor-at-Large Ted Fang announced Wednesday that the paper is cutting its ties with 22-year-old Kenneth Eng, whose recent piece “Why I Hate Black People” caused an uproar throughout The City"

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