‘O’Reilly Factor’ Chinatown segment called racist by lawmakers, Asian American journalists
By Sheryl Estrada
(Oct. 7, 2016 | DiversityInc.) - Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” is receiving backlash for a segment of his show where correspondent Jesse Watters traveled to New York City’s Chinatown to essentially perpetuate racist stereotypes.
O’Reilly prefaces the “Watters’ World” segment by saying, “In the first presidential debate, China was mentioned 12 times, mostly in a negative way, especially by Donald Trump. So we sent Watters down to New York’s Chinatown to sample political opinion.”
The segment then opened with stereotypical Chinese music, foreshadowing the intention of the interviews and the offensive direction it would take. Read more
‘Feeling Latino’ spotlights artistic diversity
By Paul Hyde
(October 6, 2016 | Greenville Online) - Greenville’s Hispanic community may be a unified presence but it speaks in a diversity of voices.
That’s the impression one is likely to have at “Feeling Latino,” an exhibition of 12 Greenville-based Hispanic artists at the Metropolitan Arts Council. Read more