(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Aside from their mutual desire to drive a leftist agenda using disinformation, bogus leaks and false narratives, the New York Times also shares a systemic racism problem with the Biden White House.
The union that represents NYT newsroom employees released on Tuesday an analysis of data that showed black and Latino staffers are routinely shortchanged on job performance ratings compared to their white peers, according to NPR.
“Being Hispanic reduced the odds of receiving a high score by about 60%, and being Black cut the chances of high scores by nearly 50%,” informed the report from the NewsGuild union chapter representing NYT employees.
The racist disparities have not only adversely impacted pay rates for minority workers, but have also hampered their chances for promotions and spurred many employees into fleeing the company.
That’s mirrored in the workplace racism revealed in President Joe Biden’s White House, where an exodus of black workers, discouraged by what they claim is discrimination, has led to a “Blaxit” of minority staffers.
“We’re here and we’re doing a lot of work but we’re not decision-makers and there’s no real path towards becoming decision-makers,” one of the current black White House officials said.
The complaint is remarkably similar to the ones lodged by NYT minority workers, who said the allegedly woke Old Gray Lady dismissed their concerns as trivial. An economics reporter at the paper who helped with the NewsGuild survey and discrimination analysis said that the results were jarring.
“We wanted to know whether there were racial disparities. We hoped the answer would be no. Obviously that wasn’t the case,” said Ben Casselman, who is an active member of the union guild.
The NewsGuild union that conducted the discrimination analysis, in what surely must be pure coincidence, is currently in contentious contract negotiations with the Times.
Minority employees at the paper claimed the study “indicates an underlying systemic problem that the paper is failing to address,” NPR reported.
The NY Times management is actively suppressing its collective racism, because they are denying the union’s findings. While the Times does have a ranking editor to focus on diversity and inclusion, management should consider a pricey white fragility seminar from Robin DiAngelo.
Similar to the White House and its “Blaxit” of minority workers, the lack of tolerance at the Times extends beyond job discrimination based on skin color and management hierarchy. It also punishes any views or opinions that run counter to woke dogma, motives and narrative.
The same newsroom and union that is crying discrimination was in uproar when the paper published an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that called for using troops to quell and arrest violent protestors who were burning cities because of, ironically, racism and alleged police brutality.
The notion of locking up violent rioters was “a clear threat to the health and safety of journalists we represent,” cried the NewsGuild union.
NYT reporters in a rare open revolt over the opinion side running Tom Cotton’s op-Ed calling to deploy the military to “restore order.” pic.twitter.com/MgLuR8EunJ
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 3, 2020
“My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist,” Weiss wrote.
“There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.”