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Connections: Reactions to the news surrounding State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran


Last week, State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran announced he would be stepping down from his administrative role as judge for the Seventh Judicial District. The move comes after a photo emerged of him portraying what he described as "a well-known public figure of color" at a Halloween party in 1988. Doran apologized, saying, “I did not comprehend at the time the hurtful nature of my actions. I know now that an act of this nature is considered to be racist. I can assure you that this event in 1988 in no way reflects my beliefs and principles.” He will continue to serve in his role as an elected State Supreme Court justice.

This hour, we discuss reactions to the incident. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.