The New York Times correspondent claims that "There is a difference between being politically black and being racially black"
Twitter of the NYT reporter, Nikole Hannah-Jones, literally burned with criticism after a post stating that skin color can change depending on the environment.
"There is a difference between being politically black and being racially black. I am not defending anyone but we all know this and should stop pretending that we don't," she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
I want 527 likes on self-closing tweets https://t.co/u8dkrcykaX— Violet, a bitch ???????? (@DaVioletDeath) May 23, 2020
This tweet was in defense of another controversial wording by Joe Biden. In an interview on Friday, the US presidential candidate said, “If you have a problem to figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump and you ain’t black.”
After a tweet by Nikole Hannah-Jones and a statement by the former vice president, African Americans massively launched a campaign where they recorded videos in the MAGA-hats. Hannah-Jone decided to remedy the situation by explaining the removal of the tweet by saying that it wasn't "clearly written."
That is not what I was saying and clearly, tweet was not clearly written. That’s why I deleted because as is the way of Twitter, instead of asking what I meant people decided what I meant. I appreciate the people who asked me to clarify.— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) May 22, 2020