News Anchor Expertly Claps Back At Viewer Who Called Her N****r

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"When arguing with someone, you have to be careful not to miscategorize their viewpoint, so I won't miscategorize your viewpoint", Reed continued. "Really, you are what I call a N***r not a black person. you are a racist N***r. you are what's wrong with the world".

An African-American TV news anchor blasted a woman who sent her an email calling her a racial slur Tuesday night, reading the email and the woman's name live on-air.

Responding to the email, staring directly down the camera, Ms Reed said "quite the contrary, we think that race is an authentic discussion to have".

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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. She then defended her own comments by saying she "never" said white people couldn't talk about race, before giving Kathy Rae a pointed rebuke for her remarks, with the apparent backing of her colleagues.

Reed red the email live on the air, noting that Kathy Rae had actually misspelled the n-word.

"On December 5, 2017, you think it's okay to call this journalist a n*****", Reed said. "I don't, but I could clap back and say a few things to you", the anchor added. "Instead, I'll let your words, Kathie Rae, speak for themselves". "And it's one that has clearly entered the Atlanta mayor's race". In the email, Rae called Reed a "racist" and a "n--" who thought it was alright for people of color to discuss certain topics but becomes offensive when white journalists do the same. "And that's the last word". "Number one, you mischaracterize what I said. Because we do try to keep it real here and I think we do a very good job of it". Rather, he said, a third party admitted to Reed that they were making the postings. We're talking race. She used it multiple times.

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Reed has also commented on the now-viral moment, telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution that she made a decision to use the n-word in its entirety in the moment, and that she is "not a fan of the use" of the word in general.

Reed's powerful rebuke of the racist email was praised online.

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