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UPDATED: CAIR Seeks Apology, Resignation of Nebraska Radio Host Who Posted Racist Tweet After Derek Chauvin Verdict

UPDATE: Chris Baker Has Been Fired.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/21/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Nebraska radio personality Chris Baker to apologize and resign over a racist tweet he posted to yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Baker’s now-deleted tweet was headlined “Guilty!” Below the headline was an image of four dancing Black men in loincloths, with body paint and possibly spears. Baker is a talk show host on Omaha’s KFAB radio.

SEE: Tweet by Omaha radio personality Chris Baker decried as racist

https://omaha.com/news/local/tweet-by-omaha-radio-personality-chris-baker-decried-as-racist/article_facc5392-a245-11eb-b596-b3388d84770d.html

Omaha radio personality sparks outrage with racist tweet

https://www.ketv.com/article/omaha-radio-personality-sparks-outrage-with-racist-tweet/36187869

A Partial View of the Racist Tweet:

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/screenshot-twitter.com-2021.04.21-10_13_50.png

“We encourage Mr. Baker to apologize for this racist tweet, resign, and meet with Black community leaders to grow as a human being,” said CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. “No one is born a racist. Racism is learned, and racism can be unlearned through accountability, education, healing and faith. The accountability should begin right now with Mr. Baker’s resignation.”

Mitchell said the American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry. 

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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.       

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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