Topic | native americans

More on the Real Meaning of Diversity on “Up” and MSNBC

My recent post critiquing Media Matters’ laudatory report about How Chris Hayes’ Show Differs From Other Sunday Shows In One Chart got a brief exchange going between me and Mr. Hayes on twitter. My critique was based in part on a six-month study by ChangeLab of the weekend political shows aired between January 1-June 30 […]

Why Reports of Diversity Going “UP” Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

A March 14 Media Matters story entitled How Chris Hayes’ Show Differs From Other Sunday Shows In One Chart offered this info-graphic to support their contention that Hayes’ weekend TV political magazine, Up, “has provided much-needed diversity“ of race and gender to television political programs. Echoing this sentiment, Tanehisi Coates chimed in on March 18 […]

Whitewashing History at the Democratic National Convention

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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the word whitewash as, to gloss over or cover up (as vices or crimes), or to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data.   I got to thinking about whitewash, and whitewashing history in particular, during the Democratic National Convention. At the convention, a whole lot […]

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My last post describing the invisibility of Native Americans in media as a logical extension of our history of U.S. anti-Indian policy needed an exclamation point. I thought more needed to be said about how the idea of Native Americans as disappearing reinforces the notion that the relationship between the U.S. and Native nations is […]