[Ed. – What isn’t too white at this juncture?]
Conservatism should no longer be the standard for business journalism. At least that’s what a loopy op-ed by Quartz Editor-In-Chief Katherine Bell suggested.
Bell’s op-ed was headlined, “It’s time for business journalism to break with its conservative past.” In the piece, she pushed a leftist talking point that one of the problems of business journalism and its “conservative past” is that it’s full of white people. Bell attacked the self-proclaimed disproportionate whiteness of the business journalism profession, and even went after business readers for being too white.
We are a disproportionately white profession, reporting on companies led by disproportionately white leaders, markets invested in by disproportionately white investors, and economies studied by disproportionately white economists. Not surprisingly, the readers we reach are also disproportionately white, [emphasis added.]