The National Association of Black Journalist has issued a statement this week condemning the treatment of black employees at CNN.
The NABJ cites examples in 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.
Last week, 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 gave CNN it’s “best practices” award in 2007.
So what has happened in the last seven years?
“Since that time, we have seen a number of African Americans leave CNN,” said NABJ President Bob Butler. “I know CNN is going through layoffs, but the departure of so many African Americans is worrisome.
CNN refused to comment on this to NABJ.
H/T Daily Caller