DETROIT (WJBK) - Leaders in the Detroit community are calling for action after a local news reporter is accused of using a racist term in front of a fellow employee.
The reporter works at Detroit TV station WDIV and reportedly used the term while referring to the shooting of a three year old in April.
Community activists Rev. W.J. Rideout and Sam Riddle say there is no place in Detroit for reporters who use a language of hate. The two say they both received an email from WDIV admitting that there was an incident where inappropriate language was used and that appropriate action was taken against the reporter.
However, the two activists say more needs to be done and the reporter should be fired.
"We've got to check the attitudes, because if hate is embedded in those that report it's going to reflect in how they cover stories," said activist Sam Riddle.
Rev. Rideout and Riddle are also calling for a boycott against the station and companies that advertise with them if an apology is not issued.
Station management at WDIV tell FOX 2 they're "working on this right now and not in a position to respond."