Opinion: Report On Racism, But Ditch The Labels
Editor's note: NPR this week has described the language in President Trump's tweets about a group of Democratic congresswomen as "racist."
Keith Woods, NPR's vice president for newsroom training and diversity, argues that journalists should not be using the term "racist" to describe the president's tweets. He explains why below.
Once again, the president of the United States has used the sniper tower of Twitter to take aim at immigration, race relations and common decency. And once again, journalists are daring their profession to boldly call bigotry what it is:...