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Damon Young Damon Young Jun 19, 2018. 24 comments

The Most Entertaining Piece Of Hate Mail I've Ever Received, Deconstructed

The Most Entertaining Piece Of Hate Mail I've Ever Received, Deconstructed

It's been a little over a week since I first wrote about Wendy Bell, the WTAE-TV news anchor whose racially insensitive Facebook post led to her losing her job. In the time since, I've received approximately 300 Bell-related emails. Most of which — I'd say 85 to 90 percent — have been very positive, appreciative, and complimentary. And a large percentage of those positive emails have been...

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Damon Young Damon Young Feb 02, 2018.

Wendy Bell, The White Privilege Turducken, Is Back With A Bucket Of Freshly Squeezed White Tears

Wendy Bell, The White Privilege Turducken, Is Back With A Bucket Of Freshly Squeezed White Tears

During the first round of "What The Fuck Was Wendy Bell Thinking?" — the three-week-long reality show where pundits and laypeople alike put their collective brains together to determine why the former WTAE-TV anchor thought it was wise to go Full Post-Racial Scarlett O'Hara — I held tight to a morsel of hope.

"Perhaps" I thought "maybe she'll eventually realize the err in assuming the...

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Sep 07, 2017.

White Pa. TV Anchor Fired After Racial Comments Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

White Pa. TV Anchor Fired After Racial Comments Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

A white Pittsburgh TV news anchor who was fired for racial comments she made in a Facebook post about a shooting she covered is now fighting back: She has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit saying that she would not have been fired for her remarks if she were black, the Washington Post reports.

Back in March, Wendy Bell, an award-winning broadcast news anchor, posted on her professional...

Jun 23, 2016.

How Former TV News Anchor Wendy Bell Is Suing for the Right to Be Racist, Explained

How Former TV News Anchor Wendy Bell Is Suing for the Right to Be Racist, Explained

Who is Wendy Bell?

Wendy Bell was a lead anchor for WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate. But since she is no longer employed by WTAE (and apparently no longer employable), her only current job title is Professional White Woman.

Why is she no longer employed and employable?

On March 9, six people were killed in a backyard ambush in Wilkinsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh. This was a tragic and...

Damon Young Damon Young Mar 31, 2016. 24 comments

Thoughts On WTAE-TV Anchor Wendy Bell (The "White Privilege Turducken") Getting Fired Today

Thoughts On WTAE-TV Anchor Wendy Bell (The "White Privilege Turducken") Getting Fired Today

When I wrote about WTAE-TV anchor Wendy Bell's racially problematic Facebook post last week, I began by stating I did not intend for her to get fired. This was true then and is still true now. I wasn't writing with that aim. And even now, after learning she was let go earlier today, I don't feel particularly happy about it. Mainly because the process of seeing, being disappointed by,...

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Damon Young Damon Young Mar 24, 2016. 24 comments

Why "Well-Meaning" White People Like WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell, The White Privilege Turducken, Are The Worst

Why "Well-Meaning" White People Like WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell, The White Privilege Turducken, Are The Worst

Wendy Bell is a lead anchor for WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate. I've never met her in person before, but I know many people who have. And she's generally regarded as a pleasant, kind, and professional woman.

And, like many otherwise pleasant, kind, and professional White people, Wendy Bell is utterly clueless about race, White privilege, and how her privilege contributes to her tone deaf...

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