news Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 05:30

Rebecca Carroll, a well known journalist and writer, recently wrote in the American magazine- The New Republic that after dedicating 15 years of her life to the media, she has decided to quit. When asked why, ‘Newsroom Racism’, she responds.

Rebecca Carroll has several achievements to her name. She’s worked with media houses like The New York Times and The Guardia and has also authored two nonfiction books – ‘Saving the Race’ and ‘Sugar in the Raw’. 

Her book ‘Sugar in the Raw’ came out as the ‘Voices of young black girls in America’.

In her write up that appeared in the magazine, Carroll speaks out against the media for using the words ‘racist’ and ‘racism’ as ‘click-bait’, while in their own newsrooms they do not do anything to accommodate the people of ‘color’. Carroll writes from personal experiences and asserts that colleagues in the newsroom are often insensitive to how their statements might affect their colleagues.

Rebecca who quit her job last month says that nearly in every job that she has had, she faced various instances of racism that was either directed at her or witnessed by her. She also speaks about certain incidents when this discrimination was quite clear cut and goes on to talk about a few incidents in detail.

She also adds that at every place that she worked she was targeted for her ‘voice’, for the diversity it brought.

Rebecca ends her write up saying that she loves the media, and that she will continue to write about race and culture in the USA on all available platforms, but will not be the staff in a newsroom.

“ I'm tired of jockeying for position in a profession that never hesitates to finger "racists" in public, but can't see the very real racism in its own newsrooms”, she ends.

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