Racial bias in choice of stock photo
Today's In the Know story, titled "Woman dumbfounded by her sister’s ‘crazy’ financial request: ‘She will ruin your life'," referred to a situation taking place in New Zealand. The stock photo you headed the story with showed two Africa-American women. The story was about a good-for-nothing sister with multiple kids and a boyfriend in prison looking for a free place to live. Your choice to pair this with a photo of African-American women - a group not well-represented in the demographics of New Zealand - is curious. Why not a photo of women who represent the major demographic groups of the country in question? It suggests that Yahoo is reinforcing harmful racial stereotypes about African-Americans. This sort of bias, unconscious or otherwise, should be thoughtfully addressed and rooted out of this site.