News Anchor's 'Clap Back' When Called the N-Word Is Phenomenal

"You think it's okay to call this journalist a n***er. I don't," is only part of Sharon Reed's amazing on-air reply.


Atlanta TV journalist Sharon Reed is taking a nod from Rep. Maxine Waters and reclaiming her time.

A viewer named Kathy Rae sent Reed an email on Tuesday questioning her integrity on the coverage of the tight Atlanta mayoral race between Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is Black, and Mary Norwood, who is white. Bottoms, a Democrat, defeated Norwood, who ran as an independent, in a nearly split decision by voters. It is the second time the city of Atlanta will have a Black woman at the helm.

In the email, Rae attempted to degrade the WGCL-TV anchor by calling her the N-word — but misspelled it.

"You need to be fired for race baiting comment you made tonight," Rae said in an email. "It's OK for Blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites, really??? You are what I call a Niger not a Black person. You are a racist Niger. You are what's wrong with the world."


In a live broadcast after 9 p.m., before the mayoral race was called, Reed shared the email with the viewing audience.

"A woman by the name of Kathy Rae emailed me," Reed said. "I'm going to put that email on the screen and I'll comment after it. I think it's fair for people to see what she wrote and then I'll give my response."

After both showing and reading the email at the same time, Reed gave her assessment.

"I would say to Kathy a couple of things," she began. "Number one, you mischaracterized what I said.

"I didn't say white people couldn't talk about race, quite the contrary. We think race is an authentic discussion to have. We're having it tonight because it's [a discussion] many of you are having at home. And it has clearly entered the Atlanta mayoral race.

"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 we do a very good job of it.

"So I think when arguing with somebody, you have to be careful not to mischaracterize their viewpoint. I won't mischaracterize your view either, Kathy Rae."

Reed then let Rae know that she's a professional TV journalist, but her "clap back" could have been fierce.

"I get it. On Dec. 5, 2017, you think it's okay to call this journalist a n***er. 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. And, that will be the last word."

Reed posted the entire clip on her Facebook page with the message, "Just another day at the office. Not the first time I've been called that word. Here's an email I got from Kathyrae1962 tonight. And here's my response. See ya at 11 on CBS46 with the latest results in the Atlanta mayor's race!"

She later updated her cover photo with a picture of the printed email.

Read more news @

Blonde Affirmative Action Strikes Back. Dopey Move by Nielsen Gives Administration a PR Black Eye in the Middle of the Border Crisis.

Incredibly, Homeland Security Trump Minister Kirstjen Nielsen goes to a Mexican restaurant in the middle of the border crisis.

While the Department of Homeland Security is separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, they have no problem enjoying Mexican food.

Read More Show Less

Judge Dismisses Charleston Shooting Lawsuits, Criticizes FBI

Survivors of the shooting sued the government over the failure of an FBI-run background check system to prevent the purchase of the murder weapon.


(Reuters) — A federal judge has dismissed 16 lawsuits filed by survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church who sued the government over the failure of an FBI-run background check system to prevent the purchase of the murder weapon.

Read More Show Less

Richmond's J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, named after a Confederate general, decided on using the name of the nation's first Black president as their break from hateful history's grip.

Read More Show Less

Video: ‘I Run This Country, You Guys Are Dead,’ Violent Trump Supporter Tells Black Man During Racist Tirade

"Is this the vision of 'Making America Great Again?'" Keoke Silvano, who captured the video, wrote on Instagram.


A white man with a reported history of violence was arrested for harassment and obstruction after going on a racist rant filled with slurs and saying, "White men built these streets!" After video of the incident went viral and the man was charged, he claimed to be the victim of harassment.

Read More Show Less

Video: California White Doctor Accuses Black Patient of Looking for Drugs

Racist banned from working at all hospitals in the Bay Area network.


Samuel Bardwell, 20, was rushed to the emergency room at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif., for anxiety attack symptoms after collapsing at basketball practice. After three hours, Dr. Beth Renee Keegstra arrived with a security guard, accused Bardwell of looking for narcotics, mocked and berated him with expletives, yanked his arm and dismissed him with little help.

Read More Show Less

'Baby Daddy’ Father's Day Card Featuring a Black Couple Slammed by Shoppers

American Greetings says it "missed the mark" and Target pulls the card from shelves.

"Baby Daddy" is a term used to refer to a man who is the father of a woman's child whom she did not marry. American Greetings, the world's biggest producer of greeting cards, decided to create cards for Father's Day with a "Baby Daddy" theme and feature a silhouette of a Black man and woman.

Read More Show Less

Black Women File Complaint Against Golf Club That Called 911 to Remove Them

The women want to "send a message that it is unacceptable to target anyone based on gender or race."

The co-owner of Grandview Golf Club in Pennsylvania called the police two times on five Black women, wanting them removed from the golf course. The women are now filing charges with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Read More Show Less