CNN’s Erin Burnett calls black sorority Zeta Phi Beta gang members

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CNN has committed a series of faux pas in the past year or so in their continuing coverage of police brutality cases throughout the country, from Ferguson, Mo. to Baltimore.

CNN sparked another controversy its anchor, Erin Burnett, referred to a historically black Greek-lettered organization as “gang members.” The group in question, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., is a sorority that’s part of a larger society commonly described as The Divine Nine.

It had been announced that, following the Baltimore riots, the notorious street gangs Bloods and Crips had halted their bloody feud and joined together to fight police brutality.

On Tuesday, as members of Zeta Phi Beta sat in preparation for a Baltimore Town Hall meeting that was hosted by Pastor Jamal Bryant, CNN anchor Burnett called the assembling black sorority members “gang members.”

“You’ve got the gang members right there,” said Burnett said before her segment was cut.

 

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A few days later, Burnett offered a mea culpa for her indiscretion:

 

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