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Tavis Smiley: ‘I don’t get a sense that Palin understands anything about me, anything about people of color.’

By Satyam Khanna  

"Tavis Smiley: ‘I don’t get a sense that Palin understands anything about me, anything about people of color.’"

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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Friday, PBS’s Tavis Smiley ripped the media and Gov. Sarah Palin for ignoring issues of diversity and race. “Sarah Palin has not been asked anything about diversity and inclusion,” he said. “If you’re going to be a heart beat away from the presidency, it’s important when you’re from Alaska, that we understand what diversity means to you”:

This is the most multicultural, multiracial, multi-ethnic America ever. And no one should get to the White House in this America without us having a clear understand on where they stand with regard to those kinds of issues. … She’s been asked nothing of the sort. I just don’t get a sense that Sarah Palin understands anything about me, anything about people of color.

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