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Monday, April 16, 2007

Racist Radio

Monday, April 16, 2007 – Racism on the Radio: Racist and sexist remarks made by radio talk show host Don Imus about the Rutgers women’s basketball team have led to his firing. He admitted he made a “stupid mistake” but the comment has sparked uproar and set off new national debate about racism. But a Houston-based shock jock recently made derogatory comments about Native Americans with little fanfare. Where do Native Americans stand on the issue of racism on the radio? And does the racial double standard apply to Natives as well? Guests include Alabama-Coushatta radio host Jacquelyn Battise.

Mainstream press ignores racist talk in Houston:
Like most mainstream newspapers covering the issue of racist radio, the Christian Science Monitor, in today's article, isn't even aware of Berry's comments:

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