The inconvenient truth is that this is a bad time for a company that could be returning to bankruptcy court to so blatantly look and sound racist – but somehow Cumulus is doing it.
- Bankruptcy seems more important than freedom of speech when previously Cumulus tolerated and perhaps by their unwillingness to take action passively promoted racism.
- The company seems devoid of any operational standards that are easy for program directors and air talent to follow resulting in firings and then outrage from corporate about how they will not tolerate offensive things said on the air.
- Cumulus among most other radio groups is run by powerful people with white privilege who appear to be tone deaf to programming that offends audiences of color leaving their talent confused.
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