Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Staff Demographics

The Crimson White Editorial Board voiced its commitment last summer to rejecting anti-Blackness, recruiting and retaining a diverse staff and keeping anti-racism at the forefront of our journalistic mission. 

 

They said it’s long past time that we look inward and make sustainable changes to the way we do news. But how can we hold ourselves to that standard when we don’t know the demographics of our staff? 

 

We know that in The Crimson White’s 127-year history, two Black students have served as editor-in-chief. Aside from that staggering statistic, there is no demographic data for staff from years past. 

Beginning this summer, The Crimson White will publish a demographic report at the end of each semester. The report will be housed under the new “Staff Demographics” tab on our website. 

 

We conducted a survey for all editors and contributing staff. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. Thirteen of our 16 editorial staff members participated, and about 75% of summer contributors responded to the survey.

Editor Demographics

This chart compares the racial and ethnic makeup of the CW editors to the UA community.
This chart compares the gender balance of the CW editors to the UA community.
This chart illustrates the sexual orientations of the CW editors.
This chart illustrates the percentage of first generation college student editors at the CW.
This chart illustrates the percentage of in-state and out-of-state student editors at the CW.

Staff Demographics

This chart compares the racial and ethnic makeup of the CW staff to the UA community.
This chart compares the gender balance of the CW editors to the UA community.
This chart illustrates the sexual orientations of the CW staff.
This chart illustrates the percentage of first generation college student staff at the CW.
This chart illustrates the percentage of in-state and out-of-state student staff at the CW.

Raw Data

Editors Data
Race CW UA
Black 7.70% 11%
Latinx 7.70% 4.90%
Native 7.70% 0.30%
Asian 7.70% 1.40%
White 76.90% 75%

 

Gender CW UA
Female 54% 57%
Male 46% 42%

 

Sexuality
Asexual 7.70%
Bisexual 23%
Gay 7.70%
Straight 69%

 

First Generation
Yes 15.40%
No 84.60%

 

Residence
In-State 30.80%
Out-of-State 69.20%
Staff Data
Race CW UA
Hispanic/Latino 0.00% 4.90%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.00% 0.30%
Asian 0.00% 1.40%
Black 18.18% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.10%
White 72.73% 75.10%
Two or more races 9.09% 3.40%

 

Gender CW UA
Female 63.60% 57.70%
Male 36.40% 42.30%

 

Sexuality
Bisexual 18.20%
Gay 18.20%
Straight 54.50%
No response 9.10%

 

First Generation
Yes 9.10%
No 90.90%

 

Residence
In-state 63.64%
Out-of-state 36.36%