ESPN's Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) engaged in a hate-filled Twitter rant about President Trump, based on the fact that she, herself, is black, and not hating and fearing Trump is a "white privilege". (Details here) Of course, she hasn't been suspended from Twitter and fired from her job, or anything like that, and it looks like the original Tweets are still up.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Jezebel, above, complains that her employers felt obliged to disassociate themselves from her hatred. But, as everybody on Twitter notices, they fire white guys instantly for that:
You fire other people for less, so it sure seems they do represent your position. https://t.co/ZU341FgWjD— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 12, 2017
Curt Schilling: great athlete.Linda Cohn: successful broadcaster.Jemele Hill: bad at her job, but hates Trump.Guess who's still on air.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 13, 2017
So @espn suspended Linda Cohn for saying ESPN was talking too much politics. Didn't suspend Jemele Hill for saying Trump was a racist.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 13, 2017
We have tag I called "White Guy Loses His Job" based on the fact that it's almost always white guys who get fired like this. Razib Khan is one kind of exception, Linda Cohn, above would be another (because she's not a guy.)
This goes way back—in 2008, Peter Bradley wrote on VDARE.com that
In his 1993 book Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism, the late Sam Francis wrote, “the practice of ruining a white person once a year in honor of Dr. [Martin Luther] King is becoming a national tradition.” Sam, who would soon become one of those ruined white persons, mentioned the well-known cases of Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder and Al Campanis, who lost jobs for their theories about blacks and sports. He also described the 1986 case of a Maryland school teacher who was suspended (though not fired in those lax days) for telling someone in a private conversation (correctly) that King was a communist sympathizer.
The pace of ruining white people for allegedly racist remarks has picked up in the last 15 years – and even in the three years since Sam passed on.[More]
That was nine years ago—but Jemele is safe, because she's not a white guy.
I demand ESPN gives her a raise. https://t.co/uHVmhwXv8y— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 13, 2017