IllumiNative, a nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society, posted on Facebook Saturday evening that said
“Finally, CNN has taken the correct action to #RemoveRick after his racist comments that whitewashed history and Native American’s contributions to US society. News organizations must take quick and decisive action to combat racism and white supremacy.
After Making Racist Statement about Native Americans, Rick Santorum Fired by CNN
ATLANTA - CNN has fired Rick Santorum, its conservative senior political correspondent, almost a month after the former Pennsylvania U.S. senator and twice-failed presidential candidate made disparaging comments about Native Americans during an event on April 23 at a Young America’s Foundation event.