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The woman who interrupted a CNN broadcast yesterday to share her anger over the Charleston massacre appears to have shown up on Fox News today. This time, though, her protest was silent as she held up a green sign that read “ANGRY Black Woman” as anchor Mike Tobin spoke.
I thought a lot about this woman last night. Her editorial instincts are way sharper than anyone else she’s shared the screen with so far. She should be heard. She has way more to say about what went down in (presumably) her town than Tobin, John Berman, and Don Lemon put together. The latter two should have dropped their banal banter for two seconds and talked to this woman. If you need the situation cast in the most cynical terms, a piece of content walked into frame, commanded the screen, and gave good TV. Instead of taking advantage of this, Berman and Lemon tried to pretend like it wasn’t happening. Moronic.
This woman’s perspective, her voice, her anger should be heard. She wants them to be heard. I want her to be heard. I’m not endorsing her name-calling, but I’m not dismissing it either. As a white person, I think my role in this particular matter should be one of listener. And I would like to do more of it.
Angry Black Woman, if you are reading this, please get in touch with me (email@example.com) and use Gawker to say what you have to say, however you want to say it. I’m interested, and I hope that many more people will be, as well.