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Why I Write About Historical Inaccuracies, Omissions, and Lies (And Why I Don’t Care When People Think I’m Racist) | Medium

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Why I Write About Historical Inaccuracies, Omissions, and Lies (And Why I Don’t Care When People Think I’m Racist) | Medium

William Spivey, Medium

I recently wrote a story about “Why We Need a White History Month,” which discusses several things that aren’t generally taught and frankly that white people, especially along with everyone else, need to know about American History.

“You only ever mention bad things that white people have done as if that successfully encapsulates the History of any people. This is racial hatred, pure and simple.”

I edited it for grammar only as I didn’t want the writer’s message to be diluted by poor English. I did respond, not as harshly as I’m capable of but enough to make my point.


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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of African-American journalists, students, and media professionals. Founded in 1975 in Washington, D.C., by 44 journalists, the NABJ’s stated purpose is to provide quality programs and services to and advocate on behalf of black journalists. The organization has worked for diversity and to increase the number of minorities in newsrooms across the country.

The association’s national office is on the main campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The current president is Dorothy Tucker, Investigative reporter for WBBM-TV CBS Chicago, and the executive director is Drew Berry. The NABJ states that it has a membership of 4,100 and is the largest organization of journalists of color in the United States. The organization was one of the four minority journalist member associations in the UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. until they seceded from the organization in Spring 2011.

The organization’s annual Salute to Excellence Awards honors coverage of African-American people and subjects. Awards given include Journalist of the Year, Emerging Journalist and Lifetime Achievement; past honorees have included Lester HoltEd BradleyCarole SimpsonByron PittsCharlayne Hunter-GaultBernard ShawGwen Ifill, and Michele Norris. NABJ also maintains the NABJ Hall of Fame, which is designed to honor black journalists.

Source – National Association of Black Journalists (Updated: 5 October 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Association_of_Black_Journalists, (Accessed: 09 October 2020)