“The lies and tears of white ladies hath wrought: -the 1921 Tulsa bloodbath -murder of Emmett Until -exclusion of black ladies from feminist actions -53% of white ladies voting for Trump,” the paper’s global-opinions editor, Karen Attiah, wrote Sunday in a since-deleted tweet.
“White ladies are fortunate that we’re simply calling them Karens. And never calling for revenge,” Attiah added within the tweet, which was captured and reposted by a number of folks earlier than she erased it from her account.
Attiah later responded to a supporter in one other now-deleted tweet, “I’m simply saying. Be completely happy we’re calling for equality. And never precise revenge.”
Condemnation towards Attiah — who was the editor of Washington Publish journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the time he was killed — was swift.
“You’re the racist… Disgrace on you for calling for violence towards all white ladies.. You single handedly endangered hundreds of thousands of ladies,” one individual tweeted.
One other wrote, “This racist threatening violence to white folks continues to be employed?!? Terminate her instantly.”
However Attiah refused to again down — whereas her employer remained silent.
She retweeted this posting: “Once I tweet one thing after which delete it, it’s not as a result of I remorse it. It’s nearly by no means that. I simply need to say some s**t actual fast after which go away” — and wrote above it, “Identical. Lol.”
Attiah additionally wrote, “However right here’s the actual factor about “Karen” memes.
“The darkish facet to handwringing about how Karen” hurts white ladies’s emotions is that it’s a distraction from how on a regular basis white ladies uphold white supremacy by violence, aggression, and the weaponzing of their gender.”
The Washington Publish didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Its Web page mentioned Attiah, 34, has a grasp’s diploma in worldwide affairs and joined the paper in 2014.
“Karen” is a disparaging time period steadily used for a privileged white girl who throws an unwarranted match, normally involving an individual of shade.
In a single latest instance, a white feminine dog-walker known as the cops on a black bird-watcher in Central Park in Manhattan final month — claiming “an African American man was threatening” her as a result of he advised her to leash her pooch as required. She was instantly dubbed “Central Park Karen” on social media.