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Paramount TV Chief Is Latest Exec to Be Fired Over Alleged Racist Remarks

By Vanity Fair

Amy Powell, Paramount’s TV president, has denied the allegations: “The facts will come out and I will be vindicatedRead full story

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  • I don’t want to make assumptions about the guilt or innocence of the executives in these stories but I am glad that the conversation has broadened to address race as well as gender and that women as well as men are being held accountable. All of us have blind spots and areas where we need to show more

    I don’t want to make assumptions about the guilt or innocence of the executives in these stories but I am glad that the conversation has broadened to address race as well as gender and that women as well as men are being held accountable. All of us have blind spots and areas where we need to show more respect for others. These stories will hopefully raise our collective consciousness.

  • It would be instructive for everyone to know exactly what was said. If we are going to teach people what’s permissible and what’s not, we all need to see how these conversations happen in the real world. As much as we all think we know where “the line” stands, we very well may not since our business

    It would be instructive for everyone to know exactly what was said. If we are going to teach people what’s permissible and what’s not, we all need to see how these conversations happen in the real world. As much as we all think we know where “the line” stands, we very well may not since our business and cultural environment is changing so quickly. What would have barely raised an eyebrow ten years ago could end a career today.

  • I will never, ever defend or accept blatantly racist comments from anyone, regardless of gender, sexuality and race, etc. But I am starting to feel like we live in a world where learning and growing from mistakes is impossible. Is immediate and harsh action necessary? Sometimes. But is it always? Just something to consider.

  • Very unfortunate, but we are our professional and personal reputations. Nowadays, if you don’t want to see it or hear it again, don’t say it.

  • People should be very cautious these days before uttering a sentence especially when it has to deal with race , gender and sex. This lady may have just uttered an innocuous sentence but it got misconstrued the wrong way and now she has been fired.

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