As an African-American woman, Joyce King, author, columnist and broadcaster, faced adversity when working in the media.
During her Mass Comm Week session, “Bring it on: Confronting Bias in Media and Society,” King said she did not have a choice about whether or not to confront biases. King heavily discussed pushing past stereotypes in the media and society.
“We’re not doing enough to break down stereotypes,” King said.
King asked why people judge everyone without “opening anything” and getting to know them first, following the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover.”
“We miss out on people because we decide we are going to be biased,” King said.