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USA Today Editor “Hemal Jhaveri” Fired After Blaming ‘Angry White Man’ for Boulder Shooting

The Grind:
USA Today “Race and Inclusion” Editor Hemal Jhaveri responded to a tweet by Deadspin Editor Julie DiCaro regarding Monday’s deadly mass shooting in a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket. “Extremely tired of people’s lives depending on whether a white man with an AR-15 is having a good day or not,” DiCaro wrote.

Extremely tired of people’s lives depending on whether a white man with an AR-15 is having a good day or not.

— Julie DiCaro wrote a book (@JulieDiCaro) March 23, 2021

Jhaveri responded with the assertion that “it’s always an angry white man. always.” When police announced the shooter was Syrian-born Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, Jhaveri hurried to delete her tweet. She was not fast enough, however, to keep her job.

The Details:
Numerous tweets accusing her of racism flooded the conversation, along with those calling for USA Today to fire her. “I’m shocked and appalled that the Race and Inclusion editor at a major newspaper, is, in fact, a racist,” The Rubin Report’s Dave Rubin tweeted, with a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet.

By Friday, Jhaveri announced the outcry had worked, and she was no longer associated with the outlet. “I am no longer employed at USA TODAY, a company that was my work home for almost eight years,” she wrote in an essay published on Medium.

“I wish I were more surprised by it, but I’m not,” she admitted. “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.” Read more…

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