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At the darkest times in segregated America, I could read any issue of Jet or Ebony and feel content that blacks -- that I -- could still excel in any human endeavor. Happy thoughts, cheer and optimism filled the pages.
It's a big mistake to limit the notion of diversity to media that are 100 percent minority. That's myopic. It attempts to measure African-American media ownership with a protractor, when what is truly needed is a compass.