Politics — 17 August 2012
NAACP Concerned Over Lack of Full Diversity in Presidential Debate Moderators

LOS ANGELES, CA — The NAACP released the following statement regarding the Commission on Presidential Debates’ announcement that no persons of color would be moderating this year’s presidential debates:

From NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous: “The lack of diversity among this year’s debate moderators is representative of the overall lack of diversity in news media,” stated Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP. “Whether it’s as primetime news anchors, debate moderators, or commentators on the influential Sunday morning political talk shows, people of color – and African-Americans specifically – are strikingly underrepresented.”

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