In the staff report “Gay isn’t the new black“, Sherri Keaton, a reporter for Central Michigan Life, compared the gay rights movement to the civil rights movement. But the topic of the story wasn’t what gained attention for the article — a statement made by Keaton has readers nation-wide challenging the professionalism of the publication.
“I cannot change myself from being black to another ethnicity while, with homosexuality, sometimes people can choose to become heterosexual,” Keaton wrote.
This statement, now retracted from the story, has readers across the nation buzzing. One reader, posting as cmustudent, quickly commented on the ‘ignorance’ of the piece.