White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2019

We need to talk about the “Very White,” White House Correspondents’ Dinner

While recently scrolling though my Twitter feed, I stumbled upon a thread that was shared by a notable Black journalist, who attended this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, hosted in the nation’s capital city. The gripes that were laid out in the tweets that were rapidly gaining warranted attention, seemed to echo my exact sentiments about the televised black-tie affair, that celebrates the mightiest and brightest of an industry that refuses to buckle under the pressure of mandated inclusion.

Snapshot of a typical newsroom

We need to talk about how and why the domineering narrative of America will never deviate from the supremacy of Whiteness.

We see it with Black films that older White Academy members anoint over genuine versions that trample all over the traditionally approved “White Savior” themes.

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