Why isn’t our press more diverse?: Gary Younge

Columnist, the Guardian

Most of those who run, and recruit to, British newspapers . . . claim they are colour-blind. But blindness is a disability. If you cannot see race you won't see racism; nor will you notice that the overwhelming majority of your staff is white. (Guardian, 1999)

Gary Younge is a writer, broadcaster and former Guardian columnist. His books include The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Dream and Another Day in the Death of America.

This article first appeared in the 16 January 2012 issue of the New Statesman, The battle for Britain