CNN Host: White Folks Are ‘Woefully Uninformed’ on Race
'This year has been a humbling experience for many white folks'
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota said this past year was a “humbling experience for many white folks” who are uninformed about race, including herself.
Reporting on Joe Biden signing the law making Juneteenth a federal holiday, co-anchor Victor Blackwell said:
“Gallup conducted a poll asking Americans how much do you know about the Juneteenth holiday?"
"Thirty-seven percent of black adults said they know a lot compared to only 7 % of White adults.
"Thirty-two percent of white Adults said they know nothing about Juneteenth.”
Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Rev. Bernice King, said:
“I certainly think this is an important moment of reckoning, an important moment where this nation now will have an opportunity to learn even more about this important history that African-Americans have faced."
"t’s a moment that creates a more sense of inclusion."
"You know, a lot of Black Americans don’t feel included on our Independence Day as a nation because so many of our ancestors were not free.”
“Bernice, I want to ask you about that poll that Victor just read."
"This year has been a humbling experience for many white folks, myself included, and how woefully uninformed we are about some major historical moments," she added.
"I mean between Juneteenth and the Tulsa Wall Street massacre, and the idea that only 7% know this history. How do we change that?”
“Those of us who are involved in the work of raising awareness and educating have to continue to be consistent and persistent in doing that, and I think the holiday helps to raise the awareness because it’s a moment where there will be a concentration of energy in that regard.”
CNN's race-baiting narrative comes as the network lost 67% of its total viewers since Donald Trump left office in January.
Ratings from Neilsen Media Research reported that during primetime hours of 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (EST), CNN lost 65% of its total viewers since the beginning of the year.
But in the 25-54 age demographic, the most important age group for ad networks, CNN saw 71% of its viewers for both the day and primetime disappear.