Atlanta anchor responds to viewer calling her a racial slur


Sharon Reed, CBS 46 anchor in Atlanta, was discussing the racial dynamics that clearly affected the Atlanta mayoral election between Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms and Councilwoman Mary Norwood.

Unfortunately, the conversation left viewer Kathy Rae fuming, so much so that she felt compelled to send Reed an email saying she ought to be fired for making "race baiting comments". "It's okay for blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites..." You are what I call a n--r not a black person. She explained that she believes discussions on race are important and that it's an issue that had entered the mayor's race. Since taking office, President Trump's rhetoric gives some people the newly found confidence to publicly say things that they otherwise may have kept private, like CBS viewer Kathy Rae.

"I would say to Kathy, a couple of things. I get it. On Dec. 5, 2017, you think it's okay to call this journalist a 'n--'", she said, the slur going uncensored.

"First of all, if she is going to a derogatory word, she needs to learn how to spell it!" wrote one user. "And that'll be the last word".

"I think it's fair for people to see what she wrote", Reed said before putting the e-mail up on screen for viewers. I don't, ' Reed said.

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'And that's why, behind the scenes, my colleagues and I, white and black, we decided, hey, let's go for it because we do try to keep it real here and I think we do a good job of it, ' she said. What she said was not in a teleprompter. The [n-word] exists. Racists exist.

With the utmost professionalism, Reed debunked the original claim that she and her team, whose races range from white and Black, were somehow race-baiting.

Reed said the response has been "nice" and acknowledged that while everyone can have their own and differing opinions, they must be responsible for them, too. She used it multiple times. "But we all have to be responsible for those views". Wonder what Kathy Rae is up to right now?

"But if you do, be fearless".