Anita M. Samuels

Author

"In 2008, I became preoccupied with the racist comments people make about articles published on the Internet. I had long ignored the comments sections on Web pages, but then I began to take notice of the ones I saw on NYDailynews.com because I read it regularly for local news and because I have been writing for it for many years.
I dove in with an open mind, reading what turned out to be mostly negative comments, seemingly in response to any article in which the subject was identified as African-American. The writers did not use sugarcoated, pretty, or cutesy words.
​The comments were expressions of pure, unadulterated hatred. ..."

"... As internationally acclaimed poet Anne Waldman often says: “Don’t lament. Do something about it.” This book ... is what I’m doing about it."


 –Anita M. Samuels, Author