On Monday night, ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill stated what many can agree upon: “[Trump] is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
But despite her statement’s validity, Hill and ESPN have since been slammed with backlash. On Tuesday, ESPN issued an apology on behalf of Hill, deeming her words “inappropriate.” “The comments on Twitter from the Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN,” they said. And while a spokesperson for ESPN wouldn’t disclose whether Hill faced discipline beyond convo with her bosses according to Deadspin, we can’t help but wonder how the network would have reacted if Hill were… You know. White.
The Supreme Court is upholding the Trump administration’s travel ban on most refugees, according to The Associated Press. On Tuesday, justices agreed to the administration’s request to block a lower court ruling that would have lifted the ban and “allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.” But final say won’t be made until October 10 when justices are scheduled to hear arguments, and according to AP, “it’s unclear what will be left for the court to decide.”
Edith Windsor, the gay rights activist known for her Supreme Court triumph in the fight for same-sex marriage, died on Tuesday. Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed her death in a statement. “I lost my beloved spouse Edie, and the world lost a tiny but tough as nails fighter for freedom, justice and equality,” she said. Windsor was 88 years old.
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