Today's Date: February 26, 2021
Expert speaks to need for convergence of Black Church and Black Seminary   •   Recording Academy® Announces Official GRAMMY® Week Events   •   Fragrance Creators Association Applauds House Passage of H.R. 5, the Equality Act   •   Amneal Receives Approval for Generic Version of Ortho Evra®   •   Pashion Footwear Raises Over $1 Million After Shark Tank   •   Jamieson Wellness Inc. President and CEO Mark Hornick to Retire   •   Shareity Partners with AICR and Pazazz to Crunch Cancer with Your Selfie   •   Illinois Utilities Opening Doors to Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers   •   If you were exposed to water from the Flint Water Treatment Plant between April 25, 2014 and November 16, 2020, your rights may   •   Executive Leadership Council Statement on the Historic Appointment of Thasunda Brown Duckett as TIAA CEO   •   Central Florida Bonding Features Online Article About Child Abuse and Neglect During the COVID-19 Pandemic   •   DataRobot Introduces ContagionNET, Uniting Human and Machine Intelligence to Defeat Pandemics   •   USO Launches Virtual Programming Block Featuring Sports Champions Rob Gronkowski, Lindsey Vonn, J.J. Watt, More   •   Intellitec Solutions expands Long Term Care ERP offerings to Washington   •   ‘Out of the Closet’ Thrift Store Opens in Orlando to Address Orlando’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic   •   Two Missouri Schools And Home State Health Participate In National No One Eats Alone Day   •   A Historic Number of Black Women Own Small Businesses in the US, Finds Annual Small Business Trends Report Released by Guidant F   •   CORRECTING and REPLACING COVID‑19 Vaccination Appointments Available at 730 Florida Publix Pharmacies   •   Statement by the Alliance for Lasting Liberty on the Passage of the Equality Act   •   Luxury Card Announces Partnership With Regent Seven Seas Cruises®
Bookmark and Share

Statement from CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee On The Use of Negative Racial Stereotype In The Media

Trouble viewing this press release? Click here.

 

 

Contact Us

Congressional Black Caucus
2444 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 226-9776 (T)
(202) 225-9817 (F)

click here to email us

 

Statement from CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee On The Use of Negative Racial Stereotype In The Media

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: J. Jioni Palmer

Washington D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today in response to an apparent disturbing trend of commentators using negative stereotypes of African Americans to make political points:

“It is a shame that when African Americans rise to positions of leadership their critics too often take to using some of the most pejorative stereotypes as fodder for the public’s amusement.

 

“In the little more than a month that Barack Obama has been president and Michael Steele has chaired the National Republican Committee, too many in the media have relied on negative racial stereotypes to degrade their leadership and in the process demean the African American community as a whole.

 

“While we are strong defenders of free speech, we call on the press to use better judgment and to refrain from the use of counterproductive and negative stereotypes.”

 

- 30 -

 

www.thecongressionalblackcaucus.com



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News