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Atlanta host responds to email by calling it racial bluff



ATLANTA – An Atlanta news anchor was not surprised to be called racial dissent in an email from a viewer, but decided, on the air, to have the final say.

"Just one more day in the office, the first time they called me that word," CBS46 presenter Sharon Reed wrote on her Facebook page when she posted the email that included two misspellings of the word N. [19659002] The unsigned email message from the identifier "kathyrae1962" says Reed should be fired for a "race bait comment" he made during a newscast on Tuesday night.

"Is it okay for blacks to talk about certain issues, but not whites, really?" the email says before continuing saying that Reed is racist and calls her N-word.

It was not immediately clear what Reed said exactly that caused the email.

After reading the email out loud, Reed said the viewer misrepresented his comments. It is important to talk about race, he said, adding that she and her colleagues decided to have that discussion in the air after pointing out that race It had become a problem in the Atlanta mayoral race. The second-round election, held on Tuesday, saw a black woman facing a white woman.

Reed said he would not make the same mistake and erroneously characterize the sender's point of view.

"I understand, on December 5, 201

7, you think it's okay to call this journalist a Negro, I do not," Reed said. "But I could clap and say some things, but instead, I'll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves."

The commentators on Reed's Facebook page and on the station's website overwhelmingly supported Reed, saying he was measured in his response and handled the situation with class.

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