Monday, June 5, 2017

The first casualty of Twitter is nuance

Disgusting. Racist. Hateful. Evil. These are all words that have been used to describe a recently resurfaced tweet from The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe. Are there real Americans in America, or is everyone a nigger? — Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) January 31, 2011 When describing the question, those words are apt. Racism is disgusting, and it is fundamentally evil. But is there more in this tweet that meets the eye? The controversial tweet was published over six years ago, when Twitter was still in relative infancy. Threaded tweets weren’t a thing yet — that came in 2013. As a result, it’s really difficult…

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