BY CARMEN GLOVER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 AM
“Rants and Retorts: How Bigots Got A Monopoly on Commenting About News Online” by Anita Samuels
Anita Samuels’ book was inspired by an online article she read about singer Alicia Keys, which resulted in a spate of comments — some of which the author-to-be felt were racist.
Interviewing psychologists and other professionals, Samuels discovered that readers can suffer post-traumatic stress disorder from repeatedly reading negative comments. An insightful foreword written by rap legend Chuck D adds an extra dimension to the upcoming book.