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If journalism is overwhelmingly white, then investigative journalism is blindingly white.

It wasn't until I joined the @latimes 3 mos ago that I reported to an investigative editor who isn't white. I've been working in jrn for nearly a decade.
I got into jrn specifically to hold institutions accountable. It was always a bizarre experience sitting in IRE luncheons amid a sea of white pple honoring reporting that revealed systemic abuses w/o any acknowledgment that the makeup of that very room itself was a systemic issue
How can you entrust an industry to point out imbalances of power when it refuses to acknowledge those very same imbalances within itself? How can we as journalists wag our fingers at institutions that obstruct the truth when we have yet to truly reckon with how newsrooms operate?
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YES. Speaking Chinese-- Toisan dialect for me-- wasn't shameful, but wasn't valued. 1st gen didn't want 2nd gen to suffer #discrimination like they did. By the time my gen realized we wanted/saw value in connection, was too late. Wknd Chinese schl not enough. @SelfEvidentShow
Also, ironically, hypocrisy of racists shows in dominant U.S. culture's simultaneous demonizing of those who are bilingual & those who only speak English. Bc we are good enough to socialize w but not fully Other enough to be token and hired for "diversity." @SelfEvidentShow
I've gotten that as journalist. Employers see my face, assume multilingual, lose interest bc not fluent enough. Also, by some #AAPI orgs, as I have experience, but am 2nd/3rd gen, removed from immigrant narrative. #mediadiversity in U.S. prioritizes 1st gen POV. @SelfEvidentShow
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It's a full house here despite the weather, but no one will be turned away at 30 John St/@MadeinNY for @aajanewyork panel talking #journalism, #layoffs, #freelancing, and more!
When laid off, it's ok to take your time to get your bearings, rejuvenate, focus on you. Also ok to keep sending out resumes and networking if that helps you process & grieve. #aaja #journalism #layoffs #freelancing
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