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Links 1 through 2 of 2 by Latoya Peterson tagged mediaofcolour

"When Boehner does something like this (that no previous Speaker has done to any previous President), when he refuses to return the President's phone call during the debt ceiling crisis, when he skips state dinners, when he refuses to definitely say that he believes the President was born in the US or is a Christian, or when Boehner coddles a member of his caucus who shout "you lie" during a Presidential address, etc one certain thing happens - black Americans notice it.

"African-Americans are especially sensitive to the unprecedented disrespect that white Republicans have afforded to the first black President. Every time it happens, it ripples across black radio, black newspapers, black websites, and in conversations in black communities...It reminds people who have experienced overt racism in their own lives that the President is experiencing the same kind of dehumanizing disrespect. 

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The BBC’s decision to close 6 Music and the Asian Network has been widely reported in the media...The Asian Network has provided a foot in the door for many Asian women wanting to work in the media, some of whom have gone on to work in other areas of the BBC. Sonia Deol, Anita Rani, and DJ Kayper have all had successful careers outside of the Asian Network...Asian Network is far from perfect and I never thought I would be campaigning to save an organisation whose management team consists of entirely of men, but it is the only radio station that comes close to meeting my needs as a British-Asian woman.

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