Soledad O’Brien was the keynote speaker at an event at Eastern Tennessee State University to kick off their Civility Week.
“Civility is as simple as letting voices be heard,” O’Brien said. “Civility is ultimately about listening and supporting.”
O'Brien said that her mother, a black Cuban, told her stories that were not typically told by traditional media, and that they inspired her to make a career out of telling the stories that would otherwise remain untold.
O’Brien also said she thinks social media will change our views on news. “You know how I get my news? From Twitter,” said O’Brien.