But she got the last word

Atlanta CBS46 news anchor Sharon Reed

So I won't mischaracterize your view either, Ms. Kathy Rae.

"You [are] what's wrong with the world", she goes on to say and tells Reed she should be fired for "race-baiting".

A former NBC10 anchor now working down South has gone viral online after calling out a viewer in a broadcast who had called her the N-word in a racist e-mail. According to Reed, she repeatedly wrote "Niger", which is a country in Western Africa. I don't. But I could clap back and say a few things to you, but instead, I'll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves. "Number one, you mischaracterize what I said".

"I didn't say white people couldn't talk about race".

Reed responded on CBS46-TV, with her colleagues by her side, saying race is an "authentic discussion to have" that was also a hot topic in the Atlanta mayor's race. It's o.k. for blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites.

"I'm going to hold it, because I think there's some confusion behind the scenes", Reed responded, before explaining that she never said white people couldn't talk about racial issues. "I get it. On Dec. 5, 2017, you think it's OK to call this journalist a nigger. And that will be the last word". You are what's wrong with the world, " the email read, the slur spelled wrong.

Specifically, they were discussing the part that race was playing in the contest between Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is black, and Councilwoman Mary Norwood, who is white. On the other hand, a Bottoms win "would continue a run of African-American mayors that began with Maynard Jackson in the mid-1970s". "And then there is the belief that you have to keep it real". She used it multiple times. Rather, Reed said she didn't like the fact Reed noted that she had misspelled the N word.

"Race was woven all through the campaign and plenty of folks here were talking about it", she said.

Reed chose to first display the content of the email on the big screen before she had a chance to react to it.

But Reed has no regrets, except not telling her crew to show the full email.

Though Reed has kept somewhat mum on the matter since the newscast ended, the same can't be said for netizens.



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