USA Today fires ‘race and inclusion editor’ after she falsely blamed Colorado shooting on ‘angry white man’

By Andrew Kerr

USA TODAY Sports’ race and inclusion editor Hemal Jhaveri announced Friday she was fired after falsely saying an “angry white man” was responsible for Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.

“[I]t’s always an angry white man. Always,” Jhaveri said Monday evening before police revealed the shooter was 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a migrant from Syria.

Jhaveri said in a Medium post on Friday that her tweet was a “dashed off over-generalization” after pictures of the shooter being arrested surfaced online.

“It was a careless error of judgment, sent at a heated time, that doesn’t represent my commitment to racial equality,” Jhaveri said. “I regret sending it. I apologized and deleted the tweet.”

Despite deleting the tweet and apologizing, Jhaveri said USA TODAY relieved her of her position as a race and inclusion editor by Tuesday evening. She suggested she was fired because she issued tweets “publicly naming whiteness as a defining problem.”

Jhaveri said she received an email announcing her firing that stated she had previously been disciplined for her conduct on social media.

Jhaveri said no specifics were provided by USA TODAY, but said she suspected the company was likely referencing a tweet she issued in 2017 calling out “a reporter’s white privilege” and another tweet in 2018 that pushed back against a USA TODAY sports column that she said “dismissed the human rights violations in Qatar as ‘a little on the repressive side.’”

“My previous tweets were flagged not for inaccuracy or for political bias, but for publicly naming whiteness as a defining problem,” Jhaveri said. “That is something USA TODAY, and many other newsrooms across the country, can not tolerate.”

Jhaveri alleged she was subjected to “constant micro-aggressions and outright racist remarks from the majority white staff” during her eight-year tenure USA TODAY.

Jhaveri said she was asked twice not to insert language that would alienate white readers when editing stories. She also said she was one asked by a new manager where she was “originally from” upon their first meeting. That same manager later asked her what it was like to be Indian upon learning that his daughter was planning on marrying an Indian name, Jhaveri said.

She also described a standards and ethics meeting in which an editor “argued it was OK to deadname transgender people.”

“I could go on,” Jhaveri said. “Over almost 8 years, plenty of incidents have piled up.”

“This is not about bias, or keeping personal opinions off of Twitter. It’s about challenging whiteness and being punished for it,” Jhaveri wrote.

“Like many places, USA TODAY values ‘equality and inclusion,’ but only as long as it knows its rightful place, which is subservient to white authority,” she added.

USA TODAY did not return a request for comment.

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3 thoughts on “USA Today fires ‘race and inclusion editor’ after she falsely blamed Colorado shooting on ‘angry white man’

  1. Our “Dear Leader” Joe Obiden and his Commiecrat buddies want to impose “common sense” gun control on all us law abiding citizens by imposing so called Universal Background Checks. This would be on top of the NICS or National Instant Criminal Background Check System which is now in place. Of course this system does not work, it never did. 1. Because the system is only as good as what is put into it. Any criminal that is convicted an offense that would prohibit him from possessing a firearm is supposed to be put on that list by the authorities so when the dealer does the check the transaction is either approved or denied. 2. The system also relies of the honesty of the buyer when he fills out BATF 4473 at the time of purchase.

    So Hunter Biden buys a gun, a pistol and his wife throws it in a trash can afraid Hunter would hurt himself. When she went back to get it the gun was gone. The gun was found by a man rummaging thru the trash can.

    Come to find out Hunter lied under penalty of perjury when he filled out 4473
    question 11c: Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug or any other controlled substance? (does crack count ? ) and 11g: Have you ever been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions? Not to mention the “Red Flag” laws to keep guns out of the hands of people that would hurt themselves or others. How did that work out?

    Universal Background Checks are not for the privileged few like Hunter Biden where the Secret Service tried to bury the whole incident. It’s about banning the private sales of firearms and creating a registration for confiscation. The recent shooting in Boulder Colorado the Muslim killer passed the background check as a lot of the mass shooters did. All of these shooters passed the background check.

    Atlanta-area attacker (March 16, 2021
    Parkland high school attacker (February 14, 2018)
    Texas church attacker (November 5, 2017)
    Las Vegas attacker (October 1, 2017)
    Alexandria attacker (June 14, 2017))
    Orlando attacker (June 12, 2016)
    UCLA gunman (June 1, 2016))
    San Bernardino attackers (December 2, 2015)
    Colorado Springs attacker (October 31, 2015)
    Umpqua Community College attacker (October 1, 2015)
    Alison Parker’s attacker (August 26, 2015)
    Lafayette movie theater attacker (July 23, 2015)
    Chattanooga attacker (July 16, 2015)
    Alleged Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal attacker (Jun 17, 2015)
    Muhammad Carton Contest attackers (May 3, 2014)
    Las Vegas cop killers (June 9, 2015)
    Santa Barbara attacker (May 23, 2014)
    Fort Hood attacker (April 2, 2014)
    Arapaho High School attacker (December 13, 2013)
    D.C. Navy Yard attacker (September 16, 2013)
    Aurora movie theater attacker (July 20, 2012)
    Gabby Giffords’ attacker (January 8, 2011)
    Fort Hood attacker (November 5, 2009)
    Northern Illinois University attacker (February 14, 2008)
    Virginia Tech attacker (April 16, 2007).

    The purpose of compelled background checks as a precondition to allowing or denying the transfer of a firearm is to deceive firearm owners and prospective owners into unknowingly waiving their rights guaranteed by the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10thand 14th Amendments so they will have no rights left to claim when the government decides to register and confiscate our firearms.

  2. They might do well to go back in history and discover that gun controls root stem directly from the original racist’s, the originators of Jim Crow or now Jim Eagle,the KKK,ah yes the Democrats have such a long and storied history of racism.

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