Black Public Scholars

October 4, 2010

Why Rick Sanchez was fired from CNN

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 5:17 am

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University ā€“ Scholarship 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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