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Comcast, Time Warner Cable Hit with $20 Billion Racial Bias Lawsuit – Comcast and Time Warner have been sued for $20 billion for allegedly discriminating against African American-owned media and employing advocates such as the NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton to advance their bias. According to the complaint, Comcast entered into “memoranda of understanding” with Sharpton, the NAACP and other advocacy groups to provide large cash “donations” in exchange for their not interfering with its alleged refusal to contract with African-American-owned media. The complaint said the agreements were struck after Comcast was criticized for similar failures in 2010 when it was buying part of entertainment company NBCUniversal, which it now fully owns. Sharpton and his National Action Network, the complaint said, allegedly received “over $3.8 million in ‘donations’ and as salary” for his work as an MSNBC host. A Comcast spokesperson called the lawsuit “frivolous.”
The case is National Association of African-American Owned Media et al v. Comcast Corp et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, No. 15-01239. (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Additional reporting by Alina Selyukh in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Dan Grebler)
Sources: Reuters; MultiChannel News.
It’s ok people, ya’ll keep wondering what color some damn dress is.
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