CNN Criticized For Describing Boston Bombing Suspect As 'Dark-Skinned Male'

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photo: ap If you're a dark-skinned male living in Boston, you may have to be a bit ...

If you're a dark-skinned male living in Boston, you may have to be a bit more wary than usual. CNN has been criticized for describing a suspect in the bombing near the finish line of the Boston marathon as "dark-skinned male."

Says The Grio:

CNN correspondent John King reported authorities had identified a suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing as a “dark-skinned male” yesterday afternoon.

This controversial description of an alleged suspect is receiving backlash from the African-American community.

The National Association of Black Journalists has released an official statement in response to King's physical description of a person of interest, calling it “offensive”:

This is where we mention that there were also conflicting reports that said the suspect was a "white male," but also included a description of his attire.

Read the rest of the story over at The Grio.

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Photo: AP

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