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After KOMO News reporter and real live African-American Shomari Stone learned that the white guy he saved from a black guy's pummeling was in fact

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Comment of the Week: Black Reporter Who Saved White Guy a "Sellout"?

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After KOMO News reporter and real live African-American Shomari Stone learned that the white guy he saved from a black guy's pummeling was in fact a neo-Nazi, there's a good chance he thought "That's ironic." There's an equally good chance that he didn't give a crap. But the chance of him thinking "Man, I sure am a sellout to my race," as a reader thinks he should be, is pretty unlikely.

So to the racist poster calling himself "The Watcher" and excoriating Stone for being a "Uncle Tom, A Sellout, a straight up House Nigg@#": You are an idiot.

Fortunately, we don't need to tell him that. We have readers to do that for us.

Here's The Watcher's comment:

What can? The sellout tackled the victim. I guess he's living in one of the best places if you're black and want to be white. This story was posted on another website and sooooooooo many people (including myself) have called the reporter a sellout. He's the type pf Black person that disgust me the most. I can't stand sellout and for him to be more angry with his own rather than with the White Supremacist shows how much of a self hater he is. Shomari, if you ever hear about this post, just know black people and I mean the REAL black people turn their backs on you. You're an Uncle Tom, A Sellout, a straight up House Nigg@#. Stay in your white state, in your white city and continue to be what you're not.

Um, yeah. Don't even know where to start with this one.

The reader "really?" sort of sums it up:

Wow, you have got to be the worst type of human there is.

And Kyle D. Johnson further explains it:

As a black man, let me tell you:

It's this kind of stigma that sets us REAL blacks back 100 years.

Get your head out of your ass.

Chances are that "The Watcher" is not black, but just a white dude sitting in a trailer somewhere north of Spokane. And while I hate giving any more stage time to trolls than they deserve, the poster's comments are so out-of-whack that they actually bring up a topic worth talking about.

Should a person ever be ashamed at helping someone they may not otherwise agree with?

If the bald white guy whom Stone rescued is truly a racist skinhead like the cops say, Stone's actions probably just threw his bigoted worldview theories into disarray. Who knows, maybe he'll grow his hair out and quit being scummy.

And even if the man still walks away from the situation hating anyone who's not white, that won't matter to Stone, who's just trying to save a fellow person from getting a more prolonged beat-down.

So stow it, Watcher. Your racist browbeating proves that you and the skinhead that you hate so much are one and the same.

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