By keeping their new tech writer, Sarah Jeong, on staff, the New York Times is telling their readers that it’s okay to be racist as long as you meet two criteria: One, you’re not a white person yourself, and two, you are racist against white people. As long as you fit into that category, you can write anything you want on social media and find forgiveness at the social justice judgement table. So it is that Roseanne Barr can lose her career over a tweet that was only racist if you looked at it a certain way, but Jeong can keep her job despite a history of tweets that are undeniably, categorically racist by anyone’s definition of the term. Unless, as we said, that definition excludes the hatred of whites.
You’ve probably already seen most of these, but here’s a sampling of Jeong’s old tweets just to refresh your memory:
“Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”
“Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins?”
“Basically i’m just imagining waking up white every morning with a terrible existential dread that i have no culture.”
And so on.
We’re not going to get into the “we’re offended!” debate; whether or not you want to get offended over these tweets is your own business. The point of this issue is not whether people are actually offended or not; the point is that there is a double standard of epic proportions. The left has taken “racism” and made it just another political weapon. Trump gets called a racist for saying that Maxine Waters has a low IQ, a point that anyone that listens to Waters speak would be forced to agree is at least a distinct possibility. But this Sarah Jeong can say the most vile things about white people and…it’s fine. There are literally no repercussions whatsoever. That tells you everything you need to know about how seriously you should take it when someone accuses you of being racist. The word has lost all meaning.
“We hired Sarah Jeong because of the exceptional work she has done – her journalism and the fact that she is a young Asian woman have made her a subject of frequent online harassment,” the Times said in a statement on Thursday. “For a period of time she responded to that harassment by imitating the rhetoric of her harassers. She regrets it, and The Times does not condone it.”
Ah, but you do. You DO condone it, NY Times. You aren’t even being consistent with your own internal logic, because you quickly fired Quinn Norton (a leftist from left of leftyville) because she admitted that she was friends with neo-Nazis. You fired her because you couldn’t condone it. Here, you don’t condone it, but you’re going to let Jeong work at your paper regardless? Makes no sense. The only thing that makes sense is that you DO condone it and that you would be happy to have her on the payroll, spewing the same kind of anti-white nonsense to your audience of self-loathing, liberal white people.
The Failing New York Times, indeed.