A mistake that continues to be made is treating white supremacy as only a fringe ideology or something disconnected from mainstream American life.


Our nation’s defacto media-apartheid system goes back to the distribution of the earliest radio and television broadcasting licenses to whites, only starting in the late 1920s. As of 2019, Black people owned just 18 full-power TV stations —  just 1 percent of the overall total —  and 239 of the country’s 11,000 commercial radio stations as of 2017.