Well, I had a ‘moment’ recently. Jeremy Pepper responded to my post about Lee Gaither’s visit.
The comment led me to an interview/article with Jeremy, PR Fuel: Don’t Ignore The Melting Pot – By Ben Silverman .
This observation by Silverman struck a nerve:
Thinking about this topic has caused me to take a look at my own media list. The entire list is comprised of reporters at mainstream media outlets. There’s no one at any Spanish-language publications and no one at media outlets that target African-Americans. No wonder I haven’t gotten any ink in months.
Well, I immediately realized that I have let you all down. I have only a few links to blogs authored by people of other cultural backgrounds. It was one humbling realization.
I’m just starting to remedy that, but it will take quite awhile. Look in the blogroll for ‘Market Segments – Culture’ to see just a sampling of blogs/sites that will help us read about PR/Marketing and other disciplines/issues as they relate to minority groups. A discussion in class is on the way. 🙂 A further search is underway, too. Any suggestions of sites/blogs will be appreciated.