As Twitchy reported, a lot of people, including media blue-checks like Vox’s Aaron Rupar, rushed to misrepresent the words of a law enforcement spokesman so it sounded like he was excusing the Boulder, Colo., mass shooter for “having a really bad day.” That narrative made the rounds of the media, as well as the suspicion that the shooter was a white man — maybe even an anti-masker going on a rampage. Caleb Hull compiled a huge thread of “idiotic leftists who immediately jumped to politicize the tragic Boulder shooting to push their narrative,” and it included USA Today’s “race and inclusion editor,” Hemal Jhaveri, who responded that “it’s always an angry white man. always.”
The Post-Millennial is reporting that Jhaveri, who deleted her tweet, has since been let go by USA Today, and she says she was let go for “challenging whiteness.”
.@USATODAY has fired its race & inclusion editor @hemjhaveri after she claimed that “it’s always an angry white man” in response to the Boulder mass shooting by a Muslim Syrian suspect. She says she was fired because of white supremacy. https://t.co/okofHwD69r
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) March 27, 2021
“Some part of me has been waiting for this to happen because I can’t do the work I do and write the columns I write without invoking the ire and anger of alt-right Twitter,” Jhaveri countered. “There is always the threat that tweets which challenge white supremacy will be weaponized by bad faith actors.”
“On social media, that is what I failed at. There is nothing so offensive to some readers as calling out white supremacy…” she wrote, declaring that she’s stood “for true equality” and anti-racism. “That work can not be done without calling out existing power relations” in the public forum, Jhaveri asserted, maintaining that the situation is “not about bias” or blasting personal opinions on Twitter. “It’s about challenging whiteness and being punished for it.”
That’s right; blame the alt-right for jumping to the conclusion that a shooting by a Muslim Syrian immigrant was done by a white man.
She was fired for stupidity.
— catie lord (@tudsgrl) March 27, 2021
Victimhood at an all new level.
— TheKeeper2015 (@elincomm) March 27, 2021
Imagine obsessing about other people’s implicit biases while having a glaringly obvious explicit bias.
— James Palmer (@jamerpalms) March 27, 2021
I take no joy in this, even though there’s a kind of satisfaction that what goes around comes around. I can only hope that enough of it comes around before we restore freedom of expression to everyone.
— Bruce D. Muhe III (@brucedm3) March 27, 2021
The learning curve is indeed steep with these people.
— Nilla Mano (@AlanMolin34) March 27, 2021
— John Ciappetta (@runecaster_) March 27, 2021
We hear there are loads of jobs building solar panels.
I’m shocked she was fired.
— Jackson (@Jackson444888) March 27, 2021
This is amazing! No remorse for these people. After the last 4 years, nothing brings a bigger smile to my face.
— Just Some Guy (@JohnyTwoTimes13) March 27, 2021
Well a “race and inclusion” editor is pretty worthless anyway.
— MarketingDick (@MarketingDick) March 27, 2021
Race and Inclusion Editor 🤔
Sounds like a worthwhile position
— JRH406 🇬🇧 🏴 (@jrh406) March 27, 2021
I think all people in these “Race and Inclusion” jobs work very hard to exclude white men and generate as much racial animus between all races as possible. Disinformation is a key part of that. She was just doing what they paid her to do.
— Robot Whale (@BostonSportsHb) March 27, 2021
When the cancel culture you helped create comes for you.
— Mark Still (@ImStillMark) March 27, 2021
I was gonna feel bad for her until she doubled down on white supremacy
— Millsy (@millsy300) March 27, 2021
She was fired because she’s a racist who did her job very poorly.
— Cam (@camhoosierlick) March 27, 2021
The lack of self awareness is striking.
— Eva Lovia® (@fallinlovia) March 27, 2021
She’s aware. She only thinks she’s untouchable because she knows the magic words.
— Vishal Gourav (@vgpagenotfound) March 27, 2021
She was fired because she shot her mouth off and embarrassed the trash at USA today who needed a scapegoat to placate any bad press they were getting.
— Alan Stump (@AlanStump1) March 27, 2021
It would be nice if USA today realized what a terrible hire this person obviously was. They won’t but it would be nice.
— Shawn (@Hodgiethemoose) March 27, 2021
They certainly won’t.
Typical narcissist who refuses to accept that maybe she is the problem.
— Earl Kralik (@earlkralik) March 27, 2021
Caleb Hull’s MASSIVE thread screen-shotting ‘idiotic leftists’ who jumped to politicize Boulder shooting and push a narrative that’s NOW falling apart is straight-FIRE https://t.co/O27KsJ13VT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 23, 2021