AAJA Responds to ESPN Reassignment

    

Although AAJA understands this was a personnel decision to reassign ESPN announcer Robert Lee to another event, it is unfortunate that someone’s name, particularly a last name that is common among Asian Americans, can be a potential liability. We do not, however, believe this decision was motivated by race.

- AAJA MediaWatch

For reference:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/media/robert-lee-university-virginia-charlottesville.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/08/23/espn-removes-a-commentator-from-calling-u-vas-home-opener-his-name-robert-lee/?utm_term=.785e91b8488c