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What Jemele Hill’s Suspension Means For Social Media Censorship


In this ESSENCE Now segment, our guests discuss the recent two-week suspension of ESPN anchor Jemele Hill over her tweets about the NFL.

“People become selective in how they support Black women who speak out bout issues related to black liberation and black freedom,” activist and writer Feminista Jones said. “As long as the racism continues, as long as the police brutality and all the things that they’re protesting continues, you have to continue speaking, she was taking a huge risk and deserves our support.”

When it came to the ESSENCE Now viewer poll question — “Do you censor yourself on social media to keep your job?” — social media was split down the middle. Some sided with censoring what they posted on their social media while others felt there was no censorship needed because it was their own personal account.

Check out the discussion above.

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