Week of 11/5 *Diversity*
I analyzed an article from the Chicago Sun-Times:
The story somewhat moves beyond stereotyping. The journalist just covers the racist incidents and what is going on right now with the trial, but nothing was reported that shows Tiney Panteleoy, who is Black American, in a light that moves her situation beyond stereotypes. The reporter did do a lot of leg work to find out how many students attend the school, and interview more people, and I found that helpful – all this work made the article more substantive. I appreciated that the journalist interviewed a diverse range of sources. I was surprised to find out that Panteleoy’s co-workers were so blatantly discriminatory and racist to her. Especially, because she lives and works in Chicago and I thought that Chicago was more racially diverse, but Panteleoy is the only Black American who works the George T. Wilkins Elementary/Junior High School in Justice, Chicago.