“PEOPLE LOOK AT the news and see Black and brown faces reading the news,” says Hamlin Grange, who used to do just that for a living.
It’s progress, but it’s far from good enough.
“That’s representation, not inclusion,” Grange told our Bill Roberts in a recent interview for the Cartt.ca Podcast. Without people of color in decision-making roles, or “power-broker” positions like executive producer, or higher up – and there are very few Black, Indigenous and people of colour in such jobs in Canadian media – the industry can’t claim to be making progress. So much remains to be done.