Hank Klibanoff, managing editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker celebrate in the newsroom Monday, April 16, 2007, after it was announced that they won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history and commentary. (AP/John Bazemore)
Home-Grown Orientalism

When a Black Journalist Wins a Pulitzer, Chances Are It’s For Writing White

With the American Empire at its nadir and seeking both absolution and scapegoats, black journalists, academics, police, filmmakers and philanthropists are the post-Obama Orientalists, increasingly charged with writing about people of color for white people.