Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dr. Boyce Watkins: CNN’s Rick Sanchez is Punished for Talking about Race

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Rick Sanchez was the coolest brother on CNN. No, he wasn't a brother in the technical sense of the word, but he's the closest we might get on CNN for quite some time. Rick was the host of "Rick's List," a daily CNN show that featured the latest and most relevant news and commentary. As a Cuban American, Rick related to the world in a way that was unique and authentic. He cared about issues that affected the poor and minorities, and he used his platform for a productive purpose.
Why am I talking about Rick Sanchez in past tense? Because he was fired by CNN this week.


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