Here I am on WNYC discussing how to create a "interesting comment section." (Is that what we're during here?) At one point Bob Garfield (my intrepid interlocutor) asks if I had to choose between totally unmoderated comments, and no comments at all, which I would prefer. No comments by a mile. When you write about race (or anything political) it's amazing how quickly everything on the web is reduced down to black people and IQ scores.
Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.