Now, the Deadspin panel is where things get interesting, though I wasn’t in the room for the best part. As I understand it, Jemele Hill asked A.J. why there were no black people on Deadspin’s staff (the delegation at BWB4 was all white men, save for Emma Carmichael and the best writer in the building, Tommy Craggs). You certainly could ask why there weren’t any Latinos, also, but that’s not terribly crucial at this moment, based on the answer offered. I’ll use quotes, but this is paraphrased, at best.
“It’s a white industry. I just don’t see that many black people in new media.”
Now, I’ve had more than a few people ask me if I was going to skewer A.J., and I’m not....