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Media need not look far to explain reasons for racial angst

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Dori Maynard
August 5, 2013

This column was originally published by The Oakland Tribune as a guest commentary on August 3, 2013.

Mere hours after tweeting about how jarring it felt to watch all-white talking heads on "CBS This Morning" discuss President Barack Obama and race, I saw the July 29 Time magazine cover with the words "After Trayvon" emblazoned across an empty hoodie.

"This, this is the problem," I thought.

We in the news media have spent much of the past few weeks examining every nook and cranny in this country, looking for clues about how we have come to this point of racial angst.

The only place we have yet to look is inward.

And it's time.

This column was originally published by The Oakland Tribune as a guest commentary on August 3, 2013.

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