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Author Smith quits WAMC show, decrying lack of diversity

Aug 18, 2017 12:03 am
Leigh Hornbeck reports in the Albany Times Union that an African-American feminist author has quit regular appearances on National Public Radio-affliate WAMC over what she says is a lack of diversity. Barbara Smith had appeared on "The Roundtable" show, "but I could not continue to do so in opposition to my values," she said in a statement. “I have never willingly supported tokenism or racial segregation. As a matter of principle, I decided to leave." Albany Law School professor Donna E. Young, a black woman, was on the show Aug. 14 after she left, and host Joe Donahue said he wants to add more conservative voices to the program. Read the full story in the Albany Times Union.