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CNN anchor Victor Blackwell teared up as he defended Baltimore from Trump's attack: 'People are proud of their community.'

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell teared up as he defended Baltimore from Trump's attack: 'People are proud of their community.'

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If you're as Extremely Online as I am, you saw a clip taking the web by storm today and had to click. I don't typically watch cable news - I don't really *watch* news as much as I read/tweet about it - but I couldn't resist this bit of content.

Wow. It's rare to see a news program imbued with such vulnerability and humanity. Often, when stories are reported on, they're rendered abstract - even if they affect millions of people. Blackwell honed in on Trump's use of coded language ('infested') and connected it to his repeated dehumanization of black and brown people. The anchor simultaneously personalized an issue that's widespread and systemic: racism in the United States.

Sources: Twitter
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