After winning against 783 other web series for a “Shorty Award,” Issa received quite a few racist Tweets.
One that really stood out to me: “#ThingsBetterThanAwkwardBlackGirl The smell coming from Treyvon Martin. @awkwarblkgrl”
That’s really horrible.
Issa said she’s never been called the N-word to her face, but over the Internet, people use the word very liberally, as if this were the 1950s and 1960s.
I really related to her post because since I started writing about diversity for the News-Times, I’ve never heard the N-word so much either. Like Issa, most of the time the word is thrown at me over the Internet.
I guess it’s easier for people to be themselves anonymously.
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