Sep 5, 2018
This is a continuation of an interview with Paul Greenberg conducted on August 22, 2018
Paul Greenberg's partial transcript.
"If you turn on your TV at night and you go to a cable station, you’re probably going to see somebody who is white more than you’ll see somebody who is black, or Latino, or Hispanic, or Asian, or whatever. We have a lot of different types of people in America, yet the people that are putting forth the information to all the people are generally white males. I see that as a real problem. I think that the networks are owned and operated by white males. I think the power base is among the white male population, and I think that these white males—particularly those that have been in the industry for a really long time— like the status quo. These days, media has changed so much and there are so many different kinds of media that some of the media organizations that may not be the major ones are owned and operated and produced by millennials. So that's a whole different story. So what we see 10 to 15 years from now might be quite different than what we are seeing now. But you’re still going to see a lot of white-haired white males on TV, right? If I am a black person in America, or an Asian, or Hispanic, or whatever, why do I constantly have to get my information from a white male? Where are the rest of the people? So, I see that as a real ethical problem." #culturaldiversity #diversityinmedia #questioneverything