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NBC News Opinion Piece Rips Megyn Kelly

Oct 29, 2018  •  Post A Comment

NBC News published an opinion piece Sunday under the headline “Megyn Kelly went to our high school and, no, blackface wasn’t ‘OK’ here when she was a kid.” The piece is credited to Students for Peace and Survival at Bethlehem Central High School in Bethlehem, N.Y.

The article provides a rebuke to Kelly’s comments on blackface, arguing: “Her apology was a start, but isn’t nearly enough to prevent the stereotyping and discrimination that hurts all our futures.”

The piece references comments Kelly made on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” quoting her saying: “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was OK just as long as you were dressing as a character.”

The students write in response: “Those comments definitely do not speak to who we are in Bethlehem or at Bethlehem Central High School, from which she graduated in 1988. Blackface is not acceptable anywhere in America, and it is not acceptable in our town. We weren’t alive when Megyn was in high school but, in the recollection of many of our parents who grew up around here, it was not acceptable even in the 1980s town that she knew.”

The students also write: “We all have times when we use words poorly — just ask our English teachers. We cannot judge each other by our worst moments, and believe Megyn when she says that her recent comments do not speak to who she is. We know full well that one of the hardest things to do is to apologize, and we thank her for doing so. But retroactively showing ‘sensitivity’ isn’t nearly enough to prevent the cycle from continuing.”

NBC last week canceled “Megyn Kelly Today.”

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3 Comments

  1. So now NBC will go “all black” (not one white person in the cast of the third hour of “Today”) just to prove some kind of “point.” That white people no longer exist. This is not a racist statement. How is this okay? Not ONE white man. Hmmmmm. Interesting. What is the message and meaning behind this?

    NBC will fire Andy Lack next. Wait and see. All of this is on his hands and to fire Ms. Kelly for her ignorant comment is a joke. They will lose this one and bleed even more viewers.

  2. The previous hosts of the 3rd hour of Today (getting much higher ratings than Kelly) were 2 African Americans.

  3. I like how you also pointed out that so many shows with no people of color on it means that “Black people no longer exist” and “What is the message and meaning behind this?”

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