Letter to Patrick Soon-Shiong from the L.A. Times Guild’s Black Caucus

As a union, it is our responsibility to be a force for progress, and we cannot build the future we want for the Los Angeles Times until we clearly see its past. Over the last two weeks, Black former Times journalists have come forward with stories of racist treatment, marginalization and neglect in our newsroom over the last three decades. Many of our current Black colleagues have internally shared those same concerns as they’ve critiqued our coverage of the movement for Black lives and other communities of color. They have formed a caucus under the L.A. Times Guild to share the following demands for change, which we embrace as our own.

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