AUSTIN – Racist comments on YouTube, often penned anonymously, can be ugly an painful, but engaging in a conversation provides the commentator the platform they seek.  It’s best to step back and not respond says Andre Meadows, the Los Angeles-based comedian  and creator of “Black Nerd Comedy” a successful YouTube partner channel.

Hate comments on YouTube aren’t limited to people of color or gender.  Even the most popular, mainstream YouTube stars have their haters, Meadows points out.

We interviewed him after his appearance on “What’s Trending Now”  with Shira Lazar, which was streaming from the Samsung Bloggers Lounge in the convention center.

Andy Plesser