Adam Coleman

September 16, 2022

Adam Coleman

September 16, 2022

“There’s a lot of noise from a very small population of people. But I’m a normal person. I would watch ridiculousness on TV, and then I would talk to people, and that’s just not how they behave in real life.”

“When George Floyd died, I was watching the reaction from people that I know and in the media – and the narrative they were creating. My viewpoints on race have been pretty consistent for most of my life and they were based on my personal experience. I just didn’t like the narrative that was being placed on me that because I was a black male American, my life is in constant danger.”

“I looked to see if I was the only one that felt that way. I found people who were not only like-minded but also descriptive as to why they were feeling that way and it matched how I was feeling. I was encouraged to write, so I started Wrong Speak. It was about me being frustrated with the narrative and feeling like I couldn’t express myself.”

“It’s always been about expressing myself in a way so people can understand where I’m coming from. I’m not trying to feed a particular audience, per se, I’m trying to just have everybody come together at least to hear different points.”

“I’m generally someone who looks at things and examines them. There were commentators I agreed with, but I felt like there was no meat on the bone. You know, there’s no detail as to why and then also, there’s no compassion.”

“I started listening to different people. I listened to libertarians, conservatives and progressives, once I broke free from the mainstream media narrative, and just started listening to ideas, rather than pundits and stuff like that. I started to make sense of the world around me a little bit better, because now I’m hearing all the viewpoints. Now I’m understanding the ideological framework behind different people.”

“America works best when people don’t take themselves too seriously and, right now, everybody takes themselves too seriously. There’s a certain segment of people that makes you feel like you can’t behave a particular way or say certain things. But what I find is that most people agree with freedom of speech and so many other things. But our society works best when we don’t take each other too seriously. Once we start taking ourselves too seriously, then that’s when we start becoming very tribal, and choosing sides and dehumanizing people and reducing them to avatars rather than people.”

Adam Coleman
Piscataway, New Jersey