Michael Strahan is spilling the beans about an undesirable work environment that made him feel that as a Black man, he couldn’t speak his mind.
During the discussion, the former NFL star said he felt like he couldn’t “speak up and raise his voice” during tense moments with executives, because as a Black man he didn’t want to seem threatening.
A source for the New York Post said Strahan was talking about “Live with Kelly and Michael,” a show that he co-hosted with Kelly Ripa until he left for “Good Morning America” in 2016.
The town hall on race came during ongoing protests in the United States over George Floyd, the Black man who died on Memorial Day after a Minneapolis police officer pushed his knee into his neck, something that Strahan addressed June 4 on Instagram.
News about Strahan finding it difficult to speak up at work as a Black man, comes days after a report in HuffPost said that a senior executive at ABC, responsible for recruiting on-air talent, was placed on administrative leave for allegedly making racist statements at work against people like Robin Roberts of “GMA” and “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin.