A Black feminine reporter alleges that she was fired from her job at Kansas’s KSHB-TV for sharing an article on her Fb web page about White privilege, The Kansas Metropolis Star.
Lisa Benson, who had been with the station for 14 years and is already suing her former employer for racial discrimination, shared an article from The Guardian known as “How White girls who use strategic tears of silence girls of color” that discusses how White girls play the sufferer when girls of coloration are assertive.
Benson posted on Fb in June telling her followers that she is now not with the community due to the article.
“I need you to know, I didn’t stop my job 41 Motion Information – KSHB-TV
I used to be suspended for sharing a meme & a Guardian US article on my private FB web page and subsequently advised I “shall not report back to work” for the period of my contract,” she wrote.
Ruby Hamad, who wrote The Guardian piece and had permission to share Benson’s story, stated on Monday that two White girls who labored on the station came upon that Benson posted it on her Fb web page and contacted human assets, per the Kansas Metropolis Star.
She stated that Benson was suspended due to “broad, unfair characterizations of white girls as a gaggle based mostly on their race and gender.”
“On Could ninth, Lisa shared this piece I wrote for The Guardian, a couple of frequent however solely not too long ago voiced phenomenon the place WoC who elevate points about race & their mistreatment esp. at work are punished by white girls who declare the WoC is ‘attacking’ them,” Hamad stated on Twitter.
She has labored at for the final 14 years at 14+ years at KSHB-TV., which is an NBC affiliate owned by EW Scripps. Scripps personal 33 tv stations and 33 radio stations throughout the USA.
— Ruby Hamad (@rubyhamad) August 20, 2018
The Kansas station confirmed with the Star that Benson’s contract was not renewed.
“We will verify that, in keeping with its contractual rights, KSHB didn’t renew Lisa Benson’s contract,” stated Carrie Hofmann, the station’s information director. “We can not touch upon pending litigation. We stand by our dedication to range and inclusion in our office.”
In her swimsuit, Benson alleges that race was routinely utilized by the station on what tales to report, that she was usually given city tales to cowl and that she needed to interview a member of the Ku Klux Klan by herself.