This post appeared last October and has been read by close to 200 people. So far, no-one has commented. I’m truly interested in what people think, whether they agree with me or not. I think it’s an important topic and would love to hear from you.
I’ve been troubled ever since I researched background material for A House in the Sky just over a week ago. One of the places I went to gather more information was to YouTube interviews Amanda Lindhout had done with various members of the fourth estate. There was nothing about the interviews themselves that bothered me; they were conducted by people who had read the book and done their research and Amanda answered all the questions, even the difficult ones, with a poise and sincerity that impressed me.
What I found disturbing were some of the comments posted by viewers. Shielded by the anonymity of the web, many of the posters used language that I was brought up to believe was unacceptable. Some of them commented on each other’s comments in a similar vein and some of those remarks came across as racist. Hopefully, they don’t speak that way…
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