I struggled with a headline for this post because so many come to mind. Still, I don’t want to gild the lily. The American Prospect has a piece on why liberal media is so white given how much it praises diversity. Gabriel Arana went around and asked the various left-leaning mags. Here’s my favorite part:
“The staff here is unionized, which means there is little job turnover,” says Richard Kim, executive editor at The Nation, who is Asian American and gay. “We only get to make a hire every four or five years.” Among the progressive publications I examined, The Nation scored the lowest, with slightly over 4 percent of its staff hailing from racial and ethnic minority groups.