The Podcast: Hamlin Grange on how Canadian media must look within and fight racism

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“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 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.

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