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Black Alabama news anchor hits back at racist viewer who sent ‘disgusting’ email

Black Alabama news anchor hits back at racist viewer who sent ‘disgusting’ email saying ‘we don’t want to see her kind’ on the air

  • Amanda DeVoe, anchor for WKRG News 5, shared the email to Facebook
  • ‘We do not need/Want to see her Kind Every Morning’ the email said on Tuesday
  • DeVoe hit back saying they will see her ‘EVERY weekday morning from 5-7 a.m.’
  • Hundreds of people commented on her post in support of the news anchor

A black news anchor from Alabama has hit back at a racist viewer who sent her a ‘disgusting’ email saying ‘we don’t want her kind’ on the air.

Amanda DeVoe, a traffic anchor and reporter for WKRG News 5 covering the areas of Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida, received the racist email on Tuesday. 

‘Please do not let the Black girl lead the Morning news!’ the email read. ‘We do not need/Want to see her Kind Every Morning we start our day here in South Alabama.’ 

Other parts of the racist email claimed that DeVoe ‘cannot spell, she cannot pronounce her words and has a very bad lisp’.  

Amanda DeVoe, a traffic anchor and reporter for WKRG News 5 covering the areas of Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida, received the racist email on Tuesday

'Please do not let the Black girl lead the Morning news!' the racist email read. 'We do not need/Want to see her Kind Every Morning we start our day here in South Alabama'

‘Please do not let the Black girl lead the Morning news!’ the racist email read. ‘We do not need/Want to see her Kind Every Morning we start our day here in South Alabama’

Shocked upon being sent the email by the viewer, DeVoe posted a screenshot of the message – which was sent with a pseudonym and fake email address -to her Facebook page.

Posting to her followers, the news anchor hit back. ‘I’ve gotten unpleasant and outright nasty emails before, but this by far takes the cake,’ DeVoe wrote.   

‘From incorrectly stating that I have a lisp and uneducated, which are of course completely untrue, to saying they don’t want to see “my kind” to start off their morning, to saying if they wanted to see me on TV they would move to the majority-black city of Prichard— the racism is appalling and disgusting.

‘And of course, they used a pseudonym and a fake email to write in,’ she added, pointing to the name of the sender that was listed as ‘Justin Time’. 

She ended her post telling the anonymous sender of the email to ‘be blessed’, and that they would continue to see her ‘melanin with the box braids EVERY weekday morning from 5-7 a.m. and afternoon at 4 p.m.’ on the channel.

Since she posted the picture of the email to her Facebook page, the post has received over 2,100 reactions, more than 480 comments and has been shared over 1,100 times.

On Wednesday, the reporter (pictured) took to her Facebook again to thank those in the community for their support since she shared her experience

On Wednesday, the reporter (pictured) took to her Facebook again to thank those in the community for their support since she shared her experience

Some of the comments came from other fellow reporters and colleagues sharing messages of support with DeVoe.

On Wednesday, the reporter took to her Facebook again to thank those in the community for their support since she shared her experience.

‘I’m truly blessed to have people of all colors and creeds stand with me!’ DeVoe wrote. ‘I do this for the ancestors. I love y’all!’  

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