When Should The Press Call Something Racist?

Published on 19 Jul 2019, 21:56
After President Trump used an age-old racist trope to tweet that four American women of color should “go back” to their ancestral homelands, some media outlets struggled in real time with whether to actually use the word “racist.”

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Adam Reilly was in for Emily Rooney. He was joined by Dan Lothian, former CNN White House correspondent; Lylah Alphone of U.S. News & World Report; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.