It’s been roughly a half century since the Civil Rights Movement and the United States and its media are still struggling to include and relate to diverse or minority populations. At what point will we all agree that minorities are no longer minorities at all? What is the deciding factor that will prove to the US that discrimination is no longer an issue? Is this goal even possible?
It is the journalist’s responsibility to inform the public—which necessarily means that not every citizen is a journalist (because there would be few or none left to inform). That said, the journalist-to-individual ratio places a large responsibility on the journalist to report the news in a way that includes as many people as possible in the most diverse way he or she can. Does this require that minorities be left out simply because they, by definition, do not represent the majority perspective?