The problem at NPR is white supremacy. That so few are saying this explicitly is telling, indeed.
— Crystal Marie Fleming (@alwaystheself) January 5, 2022
I just realized that NPR’s long-running “Prairie Home Companion” was about a small town in Minnesota and — guess what??? — small towns in Minnesota are almost all white!
If that’s not white supremacy, I don’t know what is.
Also, the “Car Talk” brothers were Italians from Boston, and, if I’m not mistaken, most Boston Italian brothers are white.
The NPR White Supremacy Crisis is deepening as its Employees of Color get even more lucrative offers from other outlets. From the New York Times:
By Katie Robertson
Jan. 5, 2022
Audie Cornish, a host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” is leaving her job, becoming the latest prominent person of color to leave the public broadcaster.
Ms. Cornish announced her departure on Twitter on Tuesday, saying she was “joining many of you in ‘The Great Resignation’” and adding that she was “ready to stretch my wings and try something new.” …
“I look forward to new opportunities and new ways to tell stories and to keep finding ways to make space and center the voices of those who have been traditionally left out,” Ms. Cornish wrote on Twitter.
Her decision to leave her job comes after the recent exits of other prominent NPR hosts of color, including the host Noel King, who went to Vox Media, and Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who joined The New York Times.
Ari Shapiro, Ms. Cornish’s co-host on “All Things Considered,” said in a tweet on Tuesday that he was on vacation and not available for comment. He added that he would refer any journalists to NPR’s communications department for comment “on why we’re hemorrhaging hosts from marginalized backgrounds.”
“If NPR doesn’t see this as a crisis,” Mr. Shapiro said in a tweet, “I don’t know what it’ll take.”