NYT’s Anti-White Double Standard
From the official statement The New York Times editor-in-chief Dean Baquet and managing editor Joe Kahn released to its staff announcing it had parted ways with reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr., over his using the N-word in a discussion with a high school kid over whether or not it was racist to use the word in a particular context:
But I’m old enough to remember way back in 2018, when the Times hired Sarah Jeong for its editorial board, despite her public record of anti-white racism. Such as:
When people objected to the Times hiring this racist, the paper defended her by contextualizing her remarks:
Our statement in response to criticism of the hiring of Sarah Jeong. pic.twitter.com/WryIgbaoqg
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) August 2, 2018
Jeong remained at the paper for a year, before leaving, perhaps in connection to a tweet she sent that some read as encouraging people to cancel subscriptions to the Times as a way to influence editorial policy. She remains a paid contributor.
It’s almost like the Times really doesn’t care if you’re racist towards white people — and if you are, there’s always context. They hired a Millennial white-hating bomb-thrower, knowing what she was, and explained it away by contextualizing it. But when an old white man who gave over 40 years of his life to the newspaper, and is one of the most valuable reporters in the world in covering and explaining Covid-19 uses the N-word in a discussion about racism, in a way that was acceptable until the day before yesterday — well, off with his head!
It’s going to be real interesting to see how the Times handles Ibram Kendi’s anti-trans remarks — if it covers them at all:
January 25, 2021: Ibram X. Kendi openly discussed how “horrifying” it would be if his daughter were trans and how society must “protect” children from gender “ideas” coming from the trans community. pic.twitter.com/ExPbO4uY4i
— Radical Centrist, wrathful tantric deity (@RadCentrism) February 4, 2021
Kendi, who is a high priest of racial wokeness, happens to be correct here — almost nobody wants their little girl to come home from school saying “I want to be a boy” — and I hope nothing happens to him. But if somebody who shares the skin color of a Donald G. McNeil Jr. said this, that would be the end of his career in many places.
Then again, if the Times writes something negative about him, maybe Nikole Hannah-Jones will burst into Dean Baquet’s office and tell him who to fire. The Woke Godmother apparently has standing to discuss personnel decisions when it comes to matters racial (from the Daily Beast):
McNeil’s behavior on the trip had been hotly debated among Times staffers, including some who took part in a meeting with Baquet and assistant managing editor Carolyn Ryan last Friday. At that meeting, Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones said she planned on calling the parents and students on the trip to determine what McNeil had said and in what context, according to people familiar with the situation.