This is the only part I don’t agree with because I absolutely am “the woke one” whether getting paid for it or not. I often enjoy being asked for my opinion on topics before someone can write and publish something stupid. And then Twitter goes, “Does no one black work on their staff? Could someone have stopped this?” I see it happen all the time in news and marketing. With that said, I don’t have 21 years in journalism, so maybe I’m doing this all wrong in past Corporate America jobs and as a freelancer. Still though, I’m not afraid to ruffle a feather if it’s for the benefit of the company and the readers.

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