MRC’s Dan Gainor pointed out this little example of National Public Radio’s “affirmative action” dedication: a blog dedicated to promoting minority experts, primarily Experts of Color (with a white female or two thrown in). It’s called “Source of the Week: Helping Create Content That Looks and Sounds Like America.” It also has a Twitter account.
Except….don’t try to find the conservative half of America. We tried to find one. Apparently, NPR can’t combat our nation’s “structural inequality” by promoting conservatives. That’s not “diversity.” The world needs more sources focused on exploring “identity, stereotypes, and prejudice” from the people who don’t have “white privilege.”
Their “About” message is “This is NPR’s resource for journalists who believe in the value of diversity and share in our goal to make public radio look and sound like America.”
The latest Source of the Week is Neena Chaudhry of the National Women’s Law Center. One of their latest products is “A Feminist’s Thanksgiving Survival Guide,” where you can learn to argue that women have a right to their bodies….and have the right to make you to buy their birth control.
Liberal jargon is quite normal, as in: “Rose Elizondo is a restorative justice expert and advocate for peaceful prison reform. Her work focuses on indigenous peacemaking, community building and finding healing alternatives to the criminal justice system.”
Or Yale professor Zareena Grewal, “A published author and filmmaker, her upcoming book, Is the Quran a Good Book? examines U.S. citizens’ views of the Quran and how it factors into ideas of islamophobia and tolerance in America.” On her Twitter account, Grewal puckishly selects her location as “In a collapsing empire.” She has the back of Linda Sarsour, as one might expect.
But wait, Harvard professor Leah Wright Rigueur has a book on black Republicans….oh, to expose them.
PS: For me, among the Ivy League sources, it was a tiny treat to see a nod to the Native Americans with Anton Treuer of my alma mater Bemidji State University in Minnesota, “who edits the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language.” Back in the 1980s, you could major in Ojibwe.
This post originally appeared on NewsBusters