Hispanic Journalism Group Will Study Racism in Spanish-Language Media

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By Qimmah Saafir, Colorlines

Univision fired host Rodner Figueroa last week for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to a “Planet of the Apes” character. Figueroa did so during a segment with Paolo Ballesteros, a makeup artist who transforms himself to look like female celebrities.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) not only commends Univision for its decision to let the host go, it also plans to create a task force this September during its national conference in Orlando to analyze race portrayal in Spanish-language media.

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