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Dori Maynard on Being Black in America in 2010

Dori Maynard on Being Black in America in 2010

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Dori Maynard, the president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, spends her life talking to journalists about how factors like race, gender, and age affect our understanding of what's news and our ability to empathize with our subjects. She spoke compellingly about these issues just a few weeks ago at our most recent Fellowship sessions. As she waited for a foundation executive earlier this month in the lobby of a Hampton Inn in Washington, she had a chilling firsthand experience that will no doubt inform her presentations to come. Read her recent blog post about it, Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane,  and ponder what it means to be black in America in 2010.


 

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