Race reporting

Why the columnist who writes about race in Spokane got scooped on Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal, stands in front of a mural she painted at the Human Rights Education Institute, offices in coeur d'alene, idaho In this photo taken July 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)Shawn Vestal, a newspaper columnist in Spokane, Washington, had just cleared his decks to start checking out Rachel Dolezal’s story when he got scooped last week. But … Read More

Photographer, trooper from Klan rally image meet

Athens Banner-Herald | Gainesville Times Former Georgia state trooper Allen Campbell met Tuesday with Todd Robertson, who photographed a child in a Ku Klux Klan robe looking at Campbell two decades ago. Photo courtesy Lee Shearer/Athens Banner-Herald “The State Patrol made me be there. His momma and daddy made him be there,” Campbell tells the Athens Banner-Herald's Lee Shearer. Campbell remembered being "ticked off" about being at the rally, but less because of its racial implications than when it occurred. Read More

Chicago Tribune readers question failure to mention race in attacks

Chicago Tribune | Chicago Now Chicago's recent downtown "flash mob" attacks have made the front-pages and led local TV newscasts, but Mary Schmich points out that what "you haven't read in the Tribune or seen explicitly stated by most of the official media [is that] the young men were black." She quotes a reader: I … Read More