NY Times Sarah Jeong Scandal – Is racism ever tolerable?

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Similar tweets, different reactions.

Racist remarks made on Twitter or in any public forum should not be tolerated.

Compare the NY Times reactions over racist tweets made by Rosanne Barr vs. newly hired editorial board member of The NY Times Sarah Jeong.

Mike Huckabee points out “the Times ran an editorial staunchly defending the canceling of Roseanne Barr’s show over one tweet.  The writer’s argument was that her firing was justified because it wasn’t merely offensive, it was racist, and racism is intolerable.” from his article “NY Times condones racism”.

Similarly, when Sarah Jeong exhibited multiple racist tweets on Twitter the Times stood by Sarah Jeong and emphasis being a victim of online harassment.

Our statement in response to criticism of the hiring of Sarah Jeong. pic.twitter.com/WryIgbaoqg

If you are against racism, you’re against racism. Why not hold Sarah Jeong to the same standard as Rosanne Barr? These two reactions clearly show a double standard.