Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly'
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017
A country radio show personality is under fire after he called for racially-segregated basketball tournaments in Montana. Paul Mushaben of Cat Country KCTR 102.9 said Indian basketball fans were "unruly" in a short post that has since been deleted from his station's website. He remains on the air and continues to defend his views despite calls for his removal. "It seems that the majority of the problems occur when Native Americans play," Mushaben told The Billings Gazette when asked about the post, which he denied was racially motivated even though it was titled "Indian Basketball." Catt Country's Facebook page has been flooded with negative comments about Mushaben and the station's response to the situation, which critics said is inadequate. Read More on the Story:
Tempers flare over deleted Cat Country post calling for separate Native tourneys (The Billings Gazette 2/22)
Teams react to controversial post with solidarity (The Great Falls Tribune 2/22)
Radio host suggests Indian teams have separate tournament. Listeners want him fired. (The Washington Post 2/22)
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