The ‘Forbes’ Lesson on How Racism Still Operates in Journalism

Racism is insidious. It allows covers for the most heinous acts against Black and brown people. Meanwhile, its practitioners persist in publicly denying that the very idea of a racist act is ludicrous, unimaginable. I experienced this firsthand (here). My supervisor called the teaching of race-related topics in the writing classroom an agenda that I forced upon my students. This came before a racist attack on my appearance and followed by requests that I tone down my Afrocentric physical traits to comfort my roster of predominantly white students. I…