NAJA applauds CNN for cutting ties with Rick Santorum

OKLAHOMA CITY— The Native American Journalists Association applauds CNN for hearing our call to remove Rick Santorum from his commentator position. On April 26, NAJA released a statement cautioning Indigenous journalists against working with CNN and called for Santorum’s dismissal in light of his racist comments at the Young America Foundation’s conference. The call launched tremendous … More NAJA applauds CNN for cutting ties with Rick Santorum

NAJA urges Indigenous journalists to avoid working with CNN, calls for Santorum’s dismissal

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Native American Journalists Association strongly cautions Native American and Alaska Native reporters from working with, or applying to jobs, at CNN in the wake of continued racist comments and insensitive reporting directed at Indigenous people. During its live Election Night coverage in November, CNN labeled Native American voters as “something else.” … More NAJA urges Indigenous journalists to avoid working with CNN, calls for Santorum’s dismissal

NAJA demands CNN apologize for using “something else” to describe Native voters

On CNN’s live election night coverage, an on-air graphic used the phrase “something else” to refer to voters who are not white, Latinx, Black or Asian. This type of language continues the efforts to erase Indigenous and other voters who don’t neatly fall into the race categories listed in the graphic.  Being Native American is … More NAJA demands CNN apologize for using “something else” to describe Native voters