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Born and raised a black American, as a so-called minority I long ago acquired the skill of paying close attention to when and how black people are used in the media.

You see, the sad truth is that the so-called majority — who both create the media and are the main consumers of it — many of whom, for a variety of reasons, neither get to nor are inclined to interact with some minority groups, and therefore rely on the media to tell them what we’re like.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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