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A recent guest on “The Karen Hunter Show,” has claimed “The Tamron Hall Show,” advises publicists not to pitch their Black clientele.
“The Tamron Hall Show” is apparently not a “Black show.”
The allegation was made by acclaimed author Dr. Ian Smith.
“There are a lot of people who look like me, who are equally educated, equally articulate, who are not getting a platform on major shows. And, you know, they won’t bring on African-American or Latinx people as experts to talk about things like education or sociology or medicine or law. They will only bring us on when we’re an entertainer or an athlete or we do something salacious,” he said.
Dr. Smith then dropped the bomb.
“There is a talk show with an African-American host and an African-American executive producer that has said to publicists do not pitch us your Black clients we are not a Black show, pitch us your white clients, we don’t want to be looked at as a Black show,” he continued. “They will bring on Black experts when they do something salacious or they’re in the headlines for doing something bad. Then they’ll bring Black people on to talk about that.”
Smith did not name the show, but Professor Hunter, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, used her investigative skills to narrow down the suspects and get Smith to indirectly confirm that he was speaking about Tamron’s new talk show.
“I’m putting this show on blast because when white shows and hosts don’t let us on we criticize them, but the same criticism has to be held when a show is helmed and hosted by Black people that keep us off the airwaves and it’s just not right,” said Smith
Watch the interview below.