Precious Williams on Jon Snow and the Mail on Sunday, click here
More interesting comments from Arcati readers on Precious Williams and racism in newspapers. Anonymous 1 writes:
Entirely tangential, I appreciate, but I was a casual sub on the Sindy news desk in 1999/2000 and worked with/near Precious Williams.
She was the only staffer, in an exceptionally unfriendly, paranoid environment, who
ever deigned to speak.
Being completely honest, the reason I remember her is that she was the only one who included me in the tea run.
But she was also friendly (said hello; talked about work; stories in the paper; the weather; generally behaved as a normal human being should) and unassuming. I also - very occasionally, I should add - subbed her work and it was well-researched, nicely written stuff.
No idea what she's been doing since, but can't see why she would conjure up some Jon Snow fabulation; every reason for him to deny inconvenient truths, though.
NB: I also remember her because she had fabulous Macy Gray hair, but it was just before Macy Gray was hot.
Anonymous 2 writes:
Newspapers like nothing better than to get black/asian faces to stick in byline pictures. But as a black journalist working on the production side of things I feel that newspapers are pretty racist places to work. It's not overt of course, it's things like missed promotions and hearing that another senior journalist who has never worked with you thinks you are 'trouble' - and looking out at a sea of white faces as you do your job ... Look around your newsrooms - most black people working for newspapers are in the canteen or emptying bins...