La Weekly: KFI Radio Suspends John & Ken
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:44 — brivas
KFI Radio Suspends John & Ken for Calling Whitney Houston a 'Crack Ho'
By Simone Wilson Thu., Feb. 16 2012 at 1:45 PM
The National Hispanic Media Coalition has been trying forever to make something like this happen, in response to John and Ken's racist comments against Latinos. The org has succeeded in getting some advertisers to pull, but a highly publicized suspension is something else entirely.
Alex Nogales, president of the coalition, gives the Weekly his theory on why the "crack ho" commentary is being taken so much more seroiusly:
"The African-American community has got a history of civil-rights action, a strong one. And [KFI] is very afraid that this community is going to go much further than we ever have. ... White America is much more sensitive to African-Americans than they are to anyone else. Eventually all of us will have the same type of power to come to a station and say, 'Take these people off the air, because they're damaging the entire Latino community of Southern California.' In the meantime, we're on the sidelines applauding the African-American community for the political power that they have." Read full text.