An Open Letter to Fellow Minority Journalists
jay caspian kang

This is exactly what I’m afraid of. I’m a journalism major in my third year of college, as well as the ONLY person of color on the editorial board of the student newspaper. Constantly having to answer to my all-white higher ups is exhausting, debilitating, and frustrating — it doesn’t matter how much they may try to sympathize with me or how much they say they’re on my side. I don’t want to constantly work in places where I have to answer to a white editor or where I am surrounded by white people who will never understand what it’s like to be me, yet I know that if I want any sort of journalism career (particularly in the years after I graduate) I will unfortunately need to stomach that kind of environment.

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