White Media vs. Black Power

The Maynard Institute’s Richard Prince (Journal-isms, 3/30/09) has a look at “a two-day conference in Washington called ‘1968 and Beyond: A Symposium on the Impact of the Black Power Movement on America,’” with “hardly anyone from the mainstream media…there to cover it.” Urging his readers to “think beyond the news media script that often pits a noble civil rights movement against a ‘destructive’ one preaching black power,” Prince quotes some symposium participants: “The white media just basically attacked us,” Askia Muhammad Toure, activist, educator and poet and one of Monday’s panelists, told Journal-isms. “Very few black people were writing in […]