It’s hard to know where to start when the media is constantly using the phrase “they”.
When the media describes the Black Lives Matter movement as a hate group, that’s “they”, not “we”.
The media is equally as guilty of labeling the transgender community as “they and they alone”, not realizing that it’s a group of people that includes people who have no control over their bodies, their sexuality or their gender identity.
There are countless examples of media outlets treating the LGBT community in the same way, but it’s especially troubling when these outlets refer to LGBT people as “we” without any idea that the phrase refers to a group that has no control, not just in terms of race, but also in terms with gender identity and expression.
I have no doubt that the media has a long way to go before it can be trusted with the task of reporting the news accurately.
However, when it is consistently able to say that the words “they,” “we”, “them” and “their” are all interchangeable, that is simply unacceptable.
And when the press ignores the reality of how race is used by the media to dehumanize a group or make an identity a racial stereotype, that does not represent the true spirit of the term “they/them”.
To be clear, I am not suggesting that there is any such thing as a racist or transphobic media.
There are some who have tried to demonize the LGBTQ community.
But, in general, the media should not be using the term race to refer to a specific group.
The media should be talking about a whole group.
And when it does, it should be respectful of the people that it is talking about, and that is the only way that this conversation can be conducted.
As far as transgender issues are concerned, I think it is important for the media, and especially the news media, to be aware of the transgender experience and to be honest with people about the truth about who transgender people are.
It is not good enough to just pretend that transgender people aren’t real.
The term transgender has become a dirty word in our society.
This is the most important time to address the problem of racial bias in the media.
It is not enough to merely try to change the language in which we speak.
We must also be honest about who we are and what we are.