Reader Daniel B. emailed Sandrarose.com to clarify the race of the two people responsible for a controversial PSA featuring Atlanta strippers.
As I told you yesterday, Tariq Nasheed sparked a lively debate on Twitter.com when he tweeted: "Instead of talking about our tangibles, this is what the white Democrats think will appeal to us."
According to Daniel, the Atlanta-based creators, Angela Gomes (pictured above left) and Paul Fox, are Black. But that's even worse than if the filmmakers were Caucasian.
Read Daniel's email below.
About your article relating to Tariq Nashiid's [sic] take on Get Your Booty to the Poll...
I say this with all due respect, and out of respect for journalistic standards... something I learned in-depth as a journalism major...GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!
Neither Paul Fox nor Angela Gomes is white. They are black. A simple query of their Facebook profiles would reveal that. Also, in no way, shape or fashion did you even bother to contact them...once again, easy Facebook search...in order to get their own words on THEIR project.
That's not joirnalism [sic]. That's one-sided trash, and if you give a damn about black people you'd at the very least represent them for their appropriate race and allow them to speak on their own behalf. Or are you actually a Caucasian troll just trying to stir the pot?
Do better! Yes, I'm highly offended. I've known Paul for years, I've known his passion for political activism. I know he put his heart and creativity into that PSA, and that everyone involved took it as a very serious undertaking. I will not stand by and allow you to lie and misrepresent him like you have. Do better! Jesus!
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A loyal reader wrote in to express her concerns about an article I wrote about rapper Boosie BadAzz who hired a mature professional female to show his young sons and nephews the ropes.
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Hello, I'm emailing you on behalf of your article about the Rapper Boosie. You mentioned in the article "this coming-of-age ritual between father and son is actually common in the Black community" and that is not true and that is degrading to black community! I'd like some action done about this. The men in my family have never sexually groomed any of their young sons. I'll be taking this to the media as well.
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