Jun 30, 2020
Washington Post opinion editor says white women are ‘lucky Black people are calling them Karen and not seeking revenge’
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Karen Attiah, global opinions editor for the Jeff Bezos-owned Post, said in a now-deleted tweet: “White women are lucky that we are just calling them ‘Karen’s.’” 3 Karen Attiah's now-deleted tweet from Sunday that said white women were 'lucky' Black people weren't seeking revenge against themCredit: Twitter 3 Attiah, pictured here at a gala in New York City last year, is the global opinions editor for The Washington PostCredit: Getty Images - Getty
She said the “lies & tears of White women” brought on the 1921 Tulsa race massacre and the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched in 1955 after offending a white woman.
Attiah said white women also “hath wrought” the “exclusion of Black women from feminist movements” and the “53 percent of white women voting for Trump.”
“Be happy we are calling for equality. And not actual revenge,” she said in a follow-up tweet which was also deleted.
“Karens” is a slang term for middle-aged white women who have gone viral online for being racist or showing entitlement and speaking down to people of color.3 Attiah later retweeted a message that said 'When I tweet something and then delete it, it’s not because I regret it'Credit: AFP - Getty
On Monday, Attiah tweeted a comparison of people saying use of the name Karen to describe people “is a racist, dehumanizing slur!"
She then shared what she said was a comment from a reader, after she “challenged racism,” who called her a slew of names including seemingly comparing her to a monkey and called her the N-word.
“‘Karen’ = naming and shaming the *choice* to engage entitled, aggressive, and racist behavior,” she wrote. “But the N-word? I didn't choose my skin. The two will NEVER be the same.”
Attiah then later retweeted a message that read, “When I tweet something and then delete it, it’s not because I regret it,” and only wrote “Same. Lol.”Supermarket ‘Karen’ throws food over store floor after ‘being asked to put her mask on at checkout’ MOST READ IN NEWSKILLED IN HIS SLEEPPolice identify 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed in his sleepIN THEIR SIGHTSCouple who pointed guns at BLM protesters on lawn now under investigationBESTIALITY BEASTPedo jailed for possession of vile videos showing ANIMALS raping childrenBIG BRAWL IN LITTLE ROCKHuge fight erupts at Arkansas steak house over social distancingOBAMA UNLEASHEDObama ‘doesn’t want to live in Trump’s USA’ & is ‘pissed off’ by ‘kung flu’SAVAGE ATTACKMan kills teens ‘from excellent families’ because they asked how tall he was
Her tweets on “Karens” quickly received backlash, with one Twitter user writing: “You threaten white women with violence. WashPo what is your response? The world is watching and waiting.”
Matt Walsh, a conservative writer, responded: “Oh so insulting generalizations based on race and gender are okay now? Or are they only okay for you? Just trying to understand the rules.”
The Washington Post hasn’t publicly commented on Attiah’s tweets.
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Siege: Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman Calls Out Protesters Who Blocked Police District 1
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman is calling protesters who blocked access to a police department overnight a “siege.” On Twitter, Coffman applauded the interim chief of police for skillfully freeing the facility and keeping protesters safe.
On Friday, hundreds of people rallied at the community memorial for Elijah McClain after the announcement that three Aurora police officers and had been fired and one resigned over a photo scandal that showed them mocking the chokehold officers had the 23-year-old in last year.
(courtesy: Aurora Police)
The protesters marched to Aurora Police District 1 where they demanded that the other two officers involved in the confrontation with Elijah before his death, also be fired. The vowed to remain in place until that happened.
One of those officers, Jason Rosenblatt, was directly involved in the incident before the death of McClain last August.
Coffman also called out two Aurora City Council members who participated in the march for Justice for Elijah. One responded.
“It was community members engaging in an uprising. But a peaceful uprising to call for justice that has been too long delayed,” said Aurora City Council Member Alison Coombs. Community members know that I’m standing with them in calling for justice for Elijah McClain, in calling for racial justice in our community.”