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Monday, September 14, 2020

HuffPost Reporters Call Out Platform For Not Hiring, Promoting Or Paying Journalists Of Color: 'This Is Shameful'

Members of HuffPost's union have called out the news outlet as well as its parent company Verizon for failing to hire, promote and pay people of color, according to a website created by the union. 

According to Tweets from current HuffPost workers and the union website, the national news outlet -- known for its liberal-leaning coverage -- has failed to prioritize diversity and inclusion internally.  

"The HuffPost Union demands that HuffPost and Verizon Media make real commitments to hiring and promoting people of color in our newsroom," the union wrote, including a list of demands that they hope to see enacted.

"We demand that Verizon Media leaders release pay equity data to ensure, as the company claims, that they are paying our staff of color as much as their majority white peers," one demand stated. HuffPost CEO Guru Gowrappan said there is pay equity on the basis of race but the company has refused to release the data backing up their claim.

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