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Tamron Hall Not Afraid To Be “Unapologetically Black!”

12 April 2018 Lifestyle, MXO Entertainment News No Comment

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By Ryan Velez

Posted April 12th 2018

 

In a recent interview, Atlanta Black Star reports that Tamron Hall asserted both her ethnicity and nationality. When appearing on “Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart” she declared her family is “unapologetically Black and supportive of our community, but also unapologetically American and supportive of this country and what we represent.” It seems like a perfectly harmless remark to make, but not everyone seems to think so, including one Twitter user (big surprise).

“Remind me why ‘Unapologetically Black’ is ok?” The Weekly Standard freelance writer Jeryl Bier tweeted before Hall responded thusly. Remind me why it bothers you? Never mind you opted to Jedi mind-trick the rest of my sentence, hoping it would vanish. I also said “unapologetically American”   But I can guess why you didn’t see it. She tacked on a link for the full interview, and from the way things played out, it looks that he at least read it.

Bier said he was “wrong” for not reading the article before commenting and noted he had corrected his statement, but Hall was already on him.

“No need,” Hall said. “Your reaction to my saying ‘unapologetically Black’ triggered something enough so you tweeted before reading. I graciously decline your correction. All the best.” Piling on, another Twitter user recommended Michael Eric Dyson’s “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America” to Bier. The book details the actions scholar Dyson expects from his white counterparts in Donald Trump’s America. Bier responded that while he would consider it, he did not consider himself as “white America.”

“Yes, I am a white guy. But it ticks me off to have assumptions made about me because I am white, just as it should tick off Blacks for assumptions (stereotypes) made about them for being Black (or any race).”

“Sir you made me into a stereotype based on a headline. YOU saw the word black and not American. YOU decided to react rather than listen to the interview and now I am supposed to answer your questions. YOU keep waiting. With all due respect,” responded Hall. To little surprise, Hall had plenty of support from her followers

 

 

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