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Newest Member of NYT Editorial Board Has History of Racist Tweets

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Sarah Jeong, who will be joining the New York Times editorial board in September, has expressed open disdain for white people in numerous tweets sent between 2013 and 2015.

Jeong’s Twitter account is replete with racial insults against white people, whom she has described as “groveling goblins,” “bullshit,” “miserable,” and “dogs.”

“Dumba** f***ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” Jeong wrote in November 2014. “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster un the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins,” she wrote a month later.

Jeong, who was hired Wednesday as the Timeslead editorial writer on technology, attended Harvard Law School and has previously written for the Atlantic, Motherboard, the Washington Post, and the New York Times Magazine.

Jeong’s comments, which have drawn considerable backlash among fellow journalists on Twitter, emerged months after the Times fired another new hire, Quinn Norton, over racist and anti-gay language in her old tweets.

Just hours after hiring Norton as a tech writer, the Times revoked the offer, claiming it was initially unaware of the tweets.

“Despite our review of Quinn Norton’s work and our conversations with her previous employers, this was new information to us. Based on it, we’ve decided to go our separate ways,” Times editorial-page editor James Bennet said at the time.

“I’m sorry I can’t do the work I wanted to do with them. I wish there had been a way, but ultimately, they need to feel safe with how the net will react to their opinion writers,” Norton tweeted after being dismissed.

The Times cast Jeong’s tweets as ill-advised responses to online harassment in a statement released Thursday.

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