Read my column at http://www.aaldef.org/blog to see why it’s a shock that the black journalists group has pulled out of Unity.
Established in 1994 to be a prime example of diversity in action, Unity’s biggest accomplish was just being there every four years, thousands of journalists of color all together.
When NABJ says it wants more of cut from the big confab that Unity puts on simply because it’s bigger, that’s a bad sign not just for diversity advocates in journalism but for any coalitions based on minority groups of varying size.
Who gets the bigger say? What happened to the greater good?
Greater what? NABJ essentially is saying don’t take it personally bleeding hearts. It’s just business.
And when the largest group pulls out of Unity, what are you left with?
Nether unity, nor Unity.