Hemal Jhaveri Wiki – Hemal Jhaveri Biography
Hemal Jhaveri was fired by USA Today for a tweet in which she blamed the Colorado supermarket massacre on an “angry white man” who has now accused the network of being “subservient to white authority”. Hemal Jhaveri, the former race and inclusion editor for USA Today, apologized for the “angry white man” tweet, chalking it up to an “error of judgment”. However, she later claimed she was the victim of “alt-right Twitter accounts”, The Sun reported.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year-old Syrian-born American, was identified as the suspect accused of gunning down 10 people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, March 22. But Jhaveri prematurely tweeted in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, “It’s always an angry white man, always.”
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Fired from Job
A “race and inclusion” editor at USA Today complained on Friday that she was fired after mistakenly tweeting that the Boulder supermarket shooter was another “angry white man” — but she’s blaming the resulting “alt-right” outrage, not just herself.
“It’s always an angry white man. always,” ex-editor Hemal Jhaveri had said Monday in her offending tweet — which she admitted in a Medium post on Friday had been “careless. Extremely tired of people’s lives depending on whether a white man with an AR-15 is having a good day or not,” said the tweet, which noted that just days earlier a white gunman had shot up three Atlanta area massage parlors.
The tweet turned out to be inaccurate — police soon identified the Boulder suspect as Syria-born Colorado resident Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa — and Jhaveri soon apologized and deleted her tweet. But not before the tweet sparked an online onslaught of accusations that she was a race and inclusion editor who is actually a “racist” hater of white men.
“It was a dashed off over-generalization, tweeted after pictures of the shooter being taken into custody surfaced online,” Jhavari said in Medium of the tweet. It was a careless error of judgment,” she added, “sent at a heated time, that doesn’t represent my commitment to racial equality. I regret sending it.”
But the cat was out of the bag. Or as Jhaveri put it in Medium, she had invoked “the ire and anger of alt-right Twitter. There was social media outrage, threats, and harassment towards me,” Jhaveri complained.
Jhaveri was fired from her position of “Sports Media Group Race and Inclusion Editor;” she also edited the subsection “For The Win. This is not about bias,” she claimed on Medium, “or keeping personal opinions off of Twitter. It’s about challenging whiteness and being punished for it.”
Of USA Today, she said, “Sending one wrong tweet that ended up in the hands of Sean Hannity on Fox News though, was enough for this publication to turn tail. She ended the piece, “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.
Hemal Jhaveri Apology
Jhaveri later apologized on Medium, revealing that she had been fired. However, she did not shy away from attacking her former employers. “It was a dashed off over-generalization, tweeted after pictures of the shooter being taken into custody surfaced online,” wrote Jhaveri. “It was a careless error of judgment, sent at a heated time, that doesn’t represent my commitment to racial equality. I regret sending it.”
According to her, there was “was social media outrage, threats, and harassment towards me, and by the end of the day” the paper “had relieved me of my position as a Race and Inclusion editor”.
“I wish I were more surprised by it, but I’m not,” she continued. “Some part of me has been waiting for this to happen because I can’t do the work I do and write the columns I write without invoking the ire and anger of alt-right Twitter. I had always hoped that when that moment inevitably came, USA TODAY would stand by me and my track record of speaking the truth about systemic racism. That, obviously, did not happen.”
Jhaveri admitted she was “previously disciplined” for her posts on Twitter. “My previous tweets were flagged not for inaccuracy or for political bias, but for publicly naming whiteness as a defining problem,” she said.
Speaking to Fox News, a spokesperson for Gannett — USA Today’s parent company — said that the paper was “founded on the basis of diversity, equity, and inclusion”.
“We hold our employees accountable to these principles both personally and professionally,” they said. “While we can’t discuss personnel matters and don’t want to comment on the specifics of her statements on Medium, we firmly believe in and stand by our principles of diversity and inclusion.” Nonetheless, the disgraced journalist accused USA Today of falling short when it came to supporting “diverse voices” at the network.
“So many newsrooms claim to value diverse voices, yet when it comes to backing them up, or looking deeper into how white supremacy permeates their own newsrooms, they quickly retreat,” 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.