C-SPAN hosts quietly block broadcast callers because they call Asian and black guests “colored”.

C-SPAN callers were interrupted because they used the phrase “colored” while talking to black and Asian guests at the show.

Guests were Ebony McMorris, a White House correspondent on the American Urban Radio Network, and Nicholas Wu, a reporter for the Politico Congress. They were invited to discuss the news of the week in the “Washington Journal” on Monday.

“I would like to know if we can cut out some of these liberal things that are happening in America, like on TV now, but we have two minorities. And I’m you. I’m not against minorities … “said the originator of the program before being disturbed by C-SPAN’s host, Pedro Eshevaria.

“Caller, that’s not a factor. Guests inviting to the program we invited should ask your questions and comments,” Eschvaria replied.

“Listen when I was little, I’m 83. I was a little boy, colored …” The caller continued before being stopped by Eshvaria.

“OK, stop there,” Eshvaria said. “I apologize to you.”

The segment clips were shared on Twitter by BenPu, an NBC news producer for diversity, fairness and inclusiveness. He welcomed the detention of both McMorris and Wu by tweeting. “The restraints shown here just have to be passed to ?… @ E_N_McMorris and @ nicholaswu12.”

C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program provides a forum aimed at educating viewers on national issues. The program invites lawmakers and journalists to discuss the news of the day and answer the caller’s questions.

Via feature image @BenPu_nbc

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