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Black Journalists Blast CNN for Racial Firings Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Oct 10, 2014, 11:51 PM

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is alleging that CNN is a racist media outlet.

The Daily Caller reports that, "The National Association of Black Journalists issued a statement this week condemning the treatment of black employees at CNN. They cite Suzanne Malveaux, T.J. Holmes and Soledad O’Brien, who have all left or been forced to leave their anchor posts in the past few years. They say there are only two black executive producers at the network."

An NABJ press release is quoted as saying that, “Jeff Zucker’s tenure at CNN will be a test case for diversity – in a negative way. Clearly it’s not a priority for him, at least when it comes to blacks and Hispanics. Can he build a base with an overwhelmingly-white team (and a couple of South Asians), as the faces of CNN? Clearly, he must think so. If he is able to lift ratings without reflecting the America that just re-elected Obama, it will reinforce those who want to believe that diversity is not essential for success.”

According to the Daily Caller, "This week is not a good one for CNN where discrimination is concerned. On Monday, Stanley Wilson, a 51-year-old writer/producer filed a $5 million lawsuit in Los Angeles County against the network for race and age discrimination after he was fired in January. He worked at CNN for 17 years. He was promoted one time despite applying for numerous positions."

The NABJ believes that CNN intentionally protects white employees from losing their jobs.

To read the entire article from the Daily Caller, link here:

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