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NABJ Condemns the Racist and Sexist Attack on ESPN Host Cari Champion by Comedian Artie Lange

Wednesday, November 5, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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The National Association of Black Journalists strongly condemns the racist and sexist attack on ESPN host and NABJ member Cari Champion by comedian Artie Lange.

"Lange's references to slavery, sexual exploitation and violence against women were unfunny, tasteless and intolerable," said NABJ President Bob Butler. "Some things are simply below the lines of decency and respect. NABJ supports Ms. Champion and calls on Lange to apologize immediately."

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. 

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