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Commentary: Race & Jayson Blair

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Commentary: Race & Jayson Blair

Commentary: Race & Jayson Blair

Commentary: Race & Jayson Blair

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Commentator Joe Davidson feels too much emphasis has been put on race in the case of Jayson Blair and The New York Times. Some claim Blair held onto his position for as long as he did because of affirmative action. Davidson insists that the so-called "good-ol'-boy" system of white privilege must be examined as well.