WEEI Off Air Today For Sensitivity Training After Racist Incident

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Boston Sports radio station WEEI has suspended all live programming today for mandatory sensitivity training after an incident last week, when midday show host, Christian Fauria, mocked Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, using a fake Asian accent.

Fauria was suspended by the station for five days. But, the incident spurred at least five advertisers to terminate or suspend contracts with WEEI.


Paul Niwa, Assistant Dean of the School of Communication and Associate Professor of Journalism at Emerson College. He is also a member of the New England Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association. He tweets @pniwa.

John Carroll, professor of journalism at Boston University's College of Communication. He tweets @johncarroll_bu.

This segment aired on February 16, 2018.


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