Sharon Reed is the hero we by no means knew we would have liked.
The CBS forty six information anchor’s identify made nationwide headlines earlier this week after she clapped again at a viewer for sending a profanity-laden e mail.
Within the digital correspondence the author, recognized as Kathy Rae, hurled racist epithets at Reed for discussing race on air throughout a broadcast concerning the Atlanta mayoral election.
“You should be fired for the race baiting remark you made tonight. It is o.okay for blacks to debate sure topics however not whites. Actually??? You’re what I name a N—-r not a black individual. You’re a racist N—-r. you’re what’s mistaken with the world,” Rae wrote within the e-mail.
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After sharing the vile e-mail in an on-air graphic, Reed stared instantly into the digital camera and set the report straight, reaffirming that she by no means advised white individuals could not speak about race.
“Fairly the opposite, we expect that race is an genuine dialogue to have. It is one we’re having tonight as a result of it is one that you’re speaking about at residence and it is one which has clearly entered the Atlanta mayor’s race. That is why, behind the scenes, my colleagues and I – white and black – we determined, hey let’s go for it,” she stated.
“When arguing with someone you need to watch out to not mischaracterize their viewpoint, so I will not mischaracterize your view both, Kathy Rae. I get it. On Dec. 5, 2017, you assume it is okay to name this journalist a ‘n—-r.’ I do not,” Reed continued.
“However I might clap again and say a couple of factor to you. However as an alternative I am going to let your phrases, Kathy Rae, converse for themselves. And that would be the final phrase.”
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Earlier than lengthy, Twitter was filled with constructive messages about Reed’s poignant takedown.
Some praised her “stylish” response, whereas others seized the chance to show her response right into a meme, which acknowledges the problems women and men of colour cope with daily in a world filled with Kathy Rae’s.