GM CEO Barra fights back against racist label after second ad runs

DETROIT — General Motors is fighting back after a second full-page advertisement ran Wednesday in newspapers calling CEO Mary Barra a racist. GM is denouncing the ad as being full of “factual inaccuracies and character assault.” The same ad first ran in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press. In it, seven leaders of Black-owned media companies, including media mogul Byron Allen whose company owns the Weather Channel and other broadcast outfits, called Barra racist for refusing to meet with them and for not allocating more of GM’s advertising dollars with them. GM reached out to the group Sunday afternoon…

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