James Causey Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Journalists of color carry extra burden

Black journalists may have the power of the pen, but that doesn’t shield them from racism while doing their jobs. James E. Causey is Ideas Lab reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the hate mail he’s gotten through the years, why he initially hid his pain from his readers and colleagues, and why he feels it’s time to confront hate head on. His recent column on the topic is headlined “I’m worn from years of racial slurs. But I’ll no longer be silent about bigotry.”