Given the tough economy, it’s no surprise that the number of journalism and communications graduates finding full-time jobs has dropped to a record low. Still, it’s troubling to hear that it’s even worse for students of color. “Bachelor’s degree recipients who were members of racial or ethnic minorities had a particularly difficult time in the job market in 2009,” according to the 2009 Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates.
So what kind of teachers could your school get if it paid them $125,000 a year?” That’s the question The New York Times posed in a recent story about an ambitious new charter school, the Equity Project, starting this fall in the predominantly Latino New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights.
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn in as the nation’s 44th president, most reporters have turned their attention away from questions over Obama’s racial identity to his plan of attack on war, the economy, health care and more. Indeed, most stories addressing the more controversial and complicated views on racial identity have been relegated to the op-ed pages.