Porsha Riley resigns from KOCO. Slams station over racism.

Over the past year, I personally have dealt with racism on a daily basis, in the form of an alcoholic flat-mate that, whenever he saw a person who was non-white—be it on the street or in the house—gleefully referred to them as a terrible ethnic slur of some sort, whether he was drunk or not. But that’s Oklahoma, I thought.

In the effort of keeping a peaceful house, many times, it would be overlooked until, one day, his egregious words and demeanor couldn’t be overlooked anymore and, thankfully, he was booted out. He might be long gone now, but the lacerations of his words and actions will always remain, deepening and hardening in me.

So I know the pain that former KOCO reporter Porsha Riley is dealing with. The only difference is she bravely has the guts to talk about it while it is still recent. One of KOCO’s most popular reporters, Riley recently resigned from the news station after reports of racism, among other things, were reported and ignored. Here’s the full video of her reasoning:

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