I am talking to white people. I am not sure if you have read the whole article, but the point is to introduce the topic to people who have no experience whatsoever with these issues. I thought talking about my white friend was a sufficient framing device; I’m not sure how I could have made it more explicit without being condescending.

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.