Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fox News anchor says it does little about racial diversity - NEWS GAZETTE

Originally published: April 27, 2017

A black Fox News Channel anchor has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity.

Kelly Wright, who primarily works an overnight shift at Fox, said at an emotional news conference that his efforts at promoting diversity at Fox have largely failed. He said former Fox host Bill O'Reilly rejected a piece Wright had prepared after racial protests in Ferguson, Mo., because it showed blacks in "too positive" a light.

"This hurts," Wright said.