Don't Let Racism Creep Into Your Writing PDF Print

Keywords: International, English, race & ethnicity, media & ethics, article, journalism

One journalist writing a crime story included a brief police description of a suspect: “Male, black, 25-30 years old, 5’10”, 175 lbs., dark shirt, dark pants.” He wrote the story, included the description, and thought nothing more about it – until a complaint of racism hit the editor’s desk. Was it justified? Read the journalist’s thoughts on the Newswriting.com site.

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