On Monday, more than 100 organizations and community leaders called on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the history of racism in its media policies and identify reparative actions the agency can take to redress the structural racism that exists in the U.S. media system. The letter was organized by Media 2070 (a project of Free Press), MediaJustice and an emerging Black-led multiracial consortium of journalists, activists and scholars. The signers are calling on policymakers, regulators and media corporations to make reparations for the U.S. media system’s history of anti-Blackness. Other signers include the African American Policy Forum, the Center for Rural Strategies, Color Of Change, Common Cause, the Future of Music Coalition, GLAAD, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Open Technology Institute, UltraViolet Action and Writers Guild of America East.

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