READER FEEDBACK: IS TKC RACIST?!?!
Here's a recent accusation thrown our way that deserves a bit of recognition in order to create an open dialogue and prove that we value FREE SPEECH above all . . .
A concerned reader writes . . .
"You're such a racist and bigot in disguise all of your posts every last one is always racially inciting. Don't believe me? Read your comment board. Go f*ck yourself, TKC."
We don't like being cursed at but we responded with our usual grace and politely asked for further detail . . .
"TKC, come on man, every last one of your posts are racially incite. It's always on a topic most likely disparaging to blacks in order for white people to respond and be racist. It's not even subtle. All of your posts are like that."
Thinking about this and there's a presumption here that any individual topic is disparaging to a whole race of people . . . That's a bold, casual assumption of unanimity . . . Then again, I don't get along with ANYBODY. On a more serious level, we explained that provocation on EVERY topic was part of good writing and a good starting point for further discussion . . . Our answer wasn't appreciated . . .
"Whatever, man. Why not take the time and talk about how the police shot and killed a 17 year old unarmed black teenager 10 times who had his hands up and then left his body in the street for 4 hrs. But you would rather talk about how blacks are rioting and supposedly asking for violence which isn't true, why not report that and be "fair and balanced"?"
Good points all . . . And that's why I noted the comment. This is a new media era and even consumers need to grow accustomed to the new normal. It's not about telling people what to write, it's about sharing opinion, information and ideas that's changing the world via digital media. Don't like something? Write something else or offer another idea . . . The very best and most KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS already know this . . . All of the people we talk to and communicate with don't demand that I write anything, they simply offer their perspective, share a bit of info or communicate a new way to look at a topic.
This blog isn't about hateration of any sort . . . But TKC is smart enough to know that delving into any racial debate is simply a losing argument . . . Accusing people of racism is fun and often hilarious but the more important work is defending the 1ST AMENDMENT and that's what our blog community does every day.
Also, here are the latest links on the topic that have captured our attention . . .
CBC: Witness to Missouri police shooting speaks RAW
Wonkette: White People Pretty Mad About Ferguson, Missouri, Looting. Black People Pretty Mad Boy Was Murdered By Cop.
WaPo: Missouri pols call for transparent investigation of Michael Brown shooting
CNN: Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals'
AP: Best images of the Ferguson, Missouri Conflict