September 10, 2012 An audience poll to select the 100 best young adult books coughed up 75,000 voters and just two books with non-white protagonists. Even a winning writer complained. Kill the judges? No, the enemy is us. Book editors ask for a solution.
April 30, 2012 Paul Delaney, Mike Honda, Rhonda Levaldo Janet Murguía, Charles Murray and Michael Schudson give their views on how NPR is doing against different measures. They respond with insight, frustration and even humor. The goal is for NPR to sound like America.
April 11, 2012 NPR's staff reflects the talent pool of college-educated racial and ethnic minorities. Blacks have an even higher representation. Is this measure enough? This post separates out an update I also added to an earlier column on race, ethnic and NPR.
March 8, 2012 In last week's column, I asked whether it was taking political correctness too far to question the word "nutcase" in an NPR report. Most readers agreed it wasn't, but some – including NPR's own Vice President of Diversity — disliked framing the conversation in terms of "political correctness."
April 6, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and solving the debt crisis. In the second hour, poet Billy Collins on his book Horoscopes For The Dead, and the role of white men in conversations about diversity.
October 29, 2009 The National Association of Black Journalists has attacked NPR's commitment to diversity and NPR has responded by going public --for the first time --with the composition of its 754-member staff.
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