[Commentary] Race remains a no-go topic for much of the media—which will have serious consequences for the press.
We the people own the airwaves. It should be our first action to demand that every commercial station have a commercial-free news section and that the reporters, anchors, investigators, researchers, writers, and producers represent as wide a swath as possible of the different peoples of this country. This last ask is a hard one. We need people who are committed to the attempt to represent truth and the point of view that has brought them to this position. Today we should be telling the powers that be that we are tired of the economic system they’re using to placate, subdue, and replace our rights. We may not get the whole truth but we can get a helluva lot closer.
[Walter Mosley is the author of more than 43 books, including the best-selling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins.]