Sherry Williams

Diversity in news

A number of disturbing stories in the news this week have required analysis in terms of race and gender.

From the locker room “banter” that saw the suspension of a Miami Dolphins football player, to the Washington Post column criticizing interracial families, to the coalition of New York women’s rights groups whose viral game show video points out gender inequity in NY state law, SPAR has a lot to discuss.

Joining Jamila to analyze the way such stories are covered, and who is chosen to cover them, is Syracuse University educator and Ph.D. candidate Sherry Williams. Williams donned her media analyst cap to critique the manner in which hyper-masculinity and casual dismissal of the voices and experiences of women and non-white sources are routinely undervalued.


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