With its new white-dude "Ideas Arena," The Economist is just the latest publication to ignore the realities of our diverse world.
In late May, prompted by a panel on the future of media that was composed solely of white men, I suggested that perhaps powerful white men should take it upon themselves to not participate in those kinds of "so homogeneous as to be useless" exercises. The New York Times' David Carr agreed. So did Wired's Spencer Ackerman. Apparently, venerated global politics publication The Economist did not.