An amazing open letter to the mainstream media has gone viral on Facebook, decrying the needless focus on racial division and calling for attention on Americans working together in harmony.
Mark Watley received over 8,000 shares on Facebook alone for his heartfelt post. Here it is:
“Attention CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC:
I want to see days and weeks of coverage about Dickinson, Texas, a town that is approximately 1/3 Black, 1/3 Hispanic and 1/3 White. I want to see editorials discussing how neighbor helped neighbor, regardless of race, sexual orientation or which statues they think are appropriate. I want to see nightly discussions of the human response to seeing our fellow man in need. I want to see video of a white, good-old boy helping a black man and his family onto his boat so they can escape flood waters. I want to see video of a Hispanic man whose parents were migrant farm workers helping a white man and his family onto his boat. I don’t want to hear how Trump supported or antagonized anything. I want to see these things because they are actually happening right now in Texas. This is America today. That’s what I want to see.
You are purveyors of negativity and divisiveness because that’s what gives you ratings and income. You intentionally deceive us. Because in all this human suffering along the Texas coast, you don’t even see that love and decency abound in America. Maybe you do, but that won’t make you as much money will it?”