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NEW YORK CRIMES: NYT Hit for Possible Discrimination, Giving Lower Ratings to Employees of Color

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.25.22

According to a report from Just The News, The New York Times may be in hot water after a recent report published by the NewsGuild found racial disparities in performance evaluations at the mainstream rag.

From The NewsGuild:

The New York Times’s performance review system has for years given significantly lower ratings to employees of color, an analysis by Times journalists in the NewsGuild shows.

The analysis, which relied on data provided by the company on performance ratings for all Guild-represented employees, found that in 2021, being Hispanic reduced the odds of receiving a high score by about 60 percent, and being Black cut the chances of high scores by nearly 50 percent. Asians were also less likely than white employees to get high scores.

From Just The News:

In 2020, not a single black employee received the highest rating by the media outlet, while white employees accounted for more than 90% of those who received the top score, the NewsGuild union wrote in a report published Tuesday.

“White Guild members, on average, receive higher ratings than their colleagues of color,” the union wrote. “These findings showed up under a variety of different methodological approaches, including those suggested by the company itself.”

Employee ratings are used to determine promotions and yearly bonuses, the union stated.

“In one particularly egregious case, Black employees were 20 times as likely to get the bottom rating, and yet the company’s methodology failed to find statistically significant bias,” the union wrote about the paper, considered among the most liberal-leaning in the country.

In response to the report, NYT has agreed to form a committee made up of half union members and half management representatives.

“This is a good step, but the Guild believes discussions will be fruitless if the company continues to ignore the disparities revealed in the review process,” the union wrote. “The Guild is seeking a commitment to analyze the system using multiple methods, rather than the company’s flawed approach.”

More over at Just The News:

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