HuffPost Opinion Editor Proudly Details Racial Demographics of Writers Published

'Less than 50% white authors (check!)'

2017 Women's March / HuffPost Facebook

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HuffPost deputy opinion editor Chloe Angyal documented on Twitter last week the success she has had in using racial quotas to publish more minority writers.

"Month two of @HuffPost opinion is almost done. This month we published: 63% women, inc. trans women; 53% writers of colour," she wrote.

She listed goals HuffPost Opinion met, including publishing less than 50 percent white authors, but noted she was working to publish even more trans and "non-binary" authors.

Angyal received an especially large amount of criticism for saying she didn't meet the goal of increasing "Latinx representation to match or exceed the US population."

"Latinx" is not a word typically used by Spanish speakers.

"Making the improvements we made took work, no doubt about it. We all tapped our networks and made moves to expand our collective rolodex," Angyal said.

She made clear that author diversity is very important to her, for she checks the numbers every week, and recommended other opinion pages use racial quotas as well.

"But the work is not onerous and it's definitely not impossible," she tweeted. "If we can do it, every other opinion page can do it, too."

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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