U of T prof says recent Maclean’s story on Asian students ‘fueled racial stereotypes’ and shows journalists’ failure to cover diversity

A recent Maclean’s article about Asian students at Canadian universities not only “fueled racial stereotypes” writes Minelle Mahtani, but it also revealed “a growing crisis in news and current affairs storytelling.”  The former TV producer, now a prof at the U of T describes how journalists inadequately cover  diverse communities at the same time she see more stories that “reflect a pervasive pattern of racism and stereotyping.” She lays some blame on instructors who teach “old-school journalism, with the same frames and unchecked biases.”