Sunday, October 3, 2010

CNN Fires Rick Sanchez for Speaking Honestly 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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