Race Forward Releases New Report On Media, Civic Activism + Race

By Arturo R. García

Yesterday, Colorline’s publishers, Race Forward — formerly known as the Applied Research Center — released a two-part report covering both the common media mistakes when it comes to approaching race and the impact of racial justice initiatives looking to set the record right.

We’ll have a more in-depth look at Race Forward’s findings in a few days, but for now, here’s the great Jay Smooth with a video preview discussing one of the failings discussed in the report: media outlets’ tendency to talk about race in an individualistic fashion, rather than addressing the systems that enable it to thrive.

  • Michelle Kirkwood

    Preach, Brother Smooth, preach! I am definitely gonna link to other sites, because from what I see daily online, there are WAY too many people out there—especially white people—who don’t understand that racism is not something that’s just going to go away if you only focus on individual acts of it, or say it’s no big deal, or anything else that dosen’t directly address the fact that racism is much, much bigger than that,