It’s equally unfortunate when a writer/reporter creates headlines that generalize a group of people, rather that identifying just those that spew hatred and nonsense. I am a white woman and I did not celebrate this episode. I would have felt more positive about it had Noah been able to cut through Tomi’s bigoted, emotion-driven rhetoric and actually swayed her to reason. Tomi’s uneducated statements made me cringe. And while I found it abhorrent that Noah appeared to be justifying his life (as you point out), I also respected his logical tenacity in making his point.