We have discussed past protests where organizers have engaged in open racial discrimination in the name of fight discrimination. We have another such example out of the Black DNC Resistance March in Philadelphia with a twist: the racial segregation of reporters. The question is whether reporters should be disciplined for agreeing to such racial discrimination either as beneficiaries or victims of such discrimination.
One of the leaders declares “I need all white people to move to the back – make space because this is a Black Resistance March . . . I need all white people to move to the back and make room for the black and brown brothers and sisters.”
That was not well received by the crowd which was reportedly half white and one person asks “What if white people were in Ferguson.”
It did not matter. Whites were told to go to the back of the protest: “You will appropriately take your place in the back of this march because it will be truly led by the black and brown community and that’s it.”
Then she added that the rule extended to media: “Make room for black media. White media get to the back. Black media come to the front.” It is not clear if any in the media complied but I would have serious reservations about a reporter who benefitted from racial discrimination over his or her colleagues. Indeed, all of the reporters should have refused such a discriminatory rule.
What do you think?