Gregory H. Lee Jr., president of the National Association of Black Journalists, responds to news that Unity will drop “journalists of color” from its name now that NLGJA has joined the alliance:
UNITY dropping the portion of its name representing the core principle of its founding is most unfortunate. UNITY can change its name, UNITY can change its logo, this is just makeup covering the problems that still remain. The reasons NABJ left UNITY still exist.
Over the past few weeks, I have had conversations with the presidents of NAHJ, AAJA and Unity. I am encouraged to hear from them individually that they are beginning to fully understand NABJ’s concerns.