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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Author Natasha Tynes sparked outrage on social media after she tweeted a photo of a Metro employee eating on the train and reported the woman to her bosses. Now, Tynes may lose her book deal. Transit officials responded to her tweet within an hour and thanked her for "catching" the employee eating and "helping" to "make sure all Metro employees are held accountable." The response said: "Can you confirm the time you were on the train, the direction you were headed and what line you were on?"

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The problem? The employee violating the "no eating or drinking on the Metro" rule was black.

The backlash began immediately. University of New Hampshire professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein commented: "Eating while Black."

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Snitches get Stiches

Freedom has consequences
You are free to be a jerk. And you are free to be called to the floor for it

Grow a spine, snowflake

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-14 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Haha. She calls herself an "equality activist." Which means nowadays someone who hates white people.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-14 11:26 AM | Reply

You are free to be a jerk.

How was this person a Jerk? To me the person is a WhistleBlower.

You against whistleblowers? You want tyranny? But you are OK with political spying without consequence?

How does this work in your Utopia?

Grow a spine, snowflake

That is what I would say to someone breaking the rules we all have to live by.

Break the rules suffer the consequences, grow a spine, snowflakes.

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-14 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This is beyond ridiculous. This woman has lot lost her book deal over a tweet that was in no way racial or racist and was calling out a perceived abuse of power by a government employee. The metro worker obviously wasn't going to be fired over this. The mob who went out of their way to destroy this Jordanian American author's livelihood are worthless garbage. No wonder Danaerys Targaryan snapped, when she realized the people are ----.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-14 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Natasha Tynes is the author of upcoming speculative novel "They Called Me Wyatt" to be published in April, 2019 by California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Birds. Tynes is a Jordanian-American writer based in the Washington, DC. An expert on the Middle East, she has appeared on a number of national and international TV programs, including Larry King Live, PBS's Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal, Paula Zahn show, CBS's This Morning, Scarborough Country, and BBC's Up all Night. Her byline has appeared in the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, and the Jordan Times, among many other outlets."

She lost a book deal over this? What kind of SJW hell are we living in?

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-14 12:24 PM | Reply

To me Twitter was just investing the investigator

Whomp, whomp

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-14 12:28 PM | Reply

"That is what I would say to someone breaking the rules we all have to live by"

she could have just reported this poor working woman to her supervisor, she took to twitter instead

why?

Because she is a jerk

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-14 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If she had said she was offended, as a Jordanian-American, that the Metro worker was eating in public transit during Ramadan, this story would gave taken a much different turn.

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-14 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Grading black people on a curve is not helping anyone.

#9 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-05-14 01:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Muslims fasting aren't offended by people not fasting, stupid.

you should educate your bigotry.

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-14 01:32 PM | Reply

This is SJW nonsense run amok.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-14 01:33 PM | Reply

Speaking of Running Amok

have you had a chance to go look at some aged National Review "nailed it" articles that today are totally comical?

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-14 01:37 PM | Reply

--This is SJW nonsense run amok.

And it has taken over the publishing industry, like every other cultural institution.

"Long march through the institutions" is right on schedule.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-14 01:49 PM | Reply

# You act like that fact would have mattered on social media. It wouldn't. People would have been lining up behind the protected class of their choice.

#14 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-14 01:55 PM | Reply

No wonder Danaerys Targaryan snapped, when she realized the people are ----.

#4 | Posted by sentinel

Hey, what do you know. You're starting to understand how I feel reading the incessant lies and distortions from righties.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-14 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Amazon still has her book up for pre-order. It sounds interesting, so I ordered a couple just in case they do have first run copies.

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-14 06:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I need more info before I'm outraged.

Are any of the parties involved unvaccinated? Support or oppose abortion?

Expired visas? Promote robot jobs? links to social media posts would be helpful.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-14 06:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

you need more info, period.

#18 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-14 06:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

I don't understand why we abandoned lynching - it does have a place and time.

#19 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-14 07:04 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Snacking on the train should be a constitution right. Don't make our side add it. Also I'm writing the president for an executive order.

And why can't we can just have Japanese housewives clean it at every stop? Honestly, we only need one per stop - have you ever seen one in action? Anyway, back to the hentai.

#20 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-14 07:10 PM | Reply

This racism has got to end. I was shocked when I read this story - dude was arrested for "recreation while black". If the guy could have legally owned the gun, was at a licensed gun range, not have murdered someone, and - most importantly - been WHITE, this story would have ended much differently. Racist police just can't let black and brown people live their lives in peace. I think we just need more handgun laws, shooting ranges available for inner city youths, and police racial sensitivity training or these types of injustices will continue.

www.chicagotribune.com

"Marquez D. Walker-McVae was arrested Friday and appeared in Lake County court on Saturday in the May 4 shooting death of Xavier Collins.
Walker-McVae, 18, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday."

#21 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-15 05:29 AM | Reply

Maybe if black folks weren't so tired of always having the cops called on them for no reason they wouldn't be so sensitive.

#22 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-15 09:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#22, that sounds like both a deflection for the behavior of the people who overreacted to this as well as a terrible generalization of black folks.

#23 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-15 09:57 AM | Reply

...terrible generalization of black folks.
#23 | Posted by sentinel

It's more of a generalization of folks like you who can't understand why Blacks see racism everywhere.

#24 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-15 05:22 PM | Reply

Sentinel denies what a swastika stands for.

It's not like he's going to turn honest when it comes to recognizing other manifestatons of racism.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 05:31 PM | Reply

"This racism has got to end"

Sadly, people like you aren't gonna end.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 05:41 PM | Reply

"...who can't understand why Blacks see racism everywhere."

When I see a Black person, I don't automatically jump to the conclusion that person is emotionally fragile and broken or "so sensitive" they see racism literally everywhere. Apparently you do.

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-15 06:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"When I see a Black person, I don't automatically jump to the conclusion that person is emotionally fragile and broken or "so sensitive" they see racism literally everywhere."

He doesn't conclude blacks are emotionally fragile and broken.

He concludes blacks aren't so blind to reality they don't see the widespread impacts of racism.

Sort of like when we see a swastika, we're not blind to what it means.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 07:12 PM | Reply

Apparently you do.
#27 | Posted by sentinel

Please show where I am referring to all Black people. Obviously, I am not, but also obviously there is a large number who are sensitive to the issue, and I understand why. 500 years of slavery followed by another 100 of institutionalized oppression can do that to a people.

#29 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-15 07:20 PM | Reply

"Please show where I am referring to all Black people."

It's race bait.
(You shouldn't take it.)

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 07:24 PM | Reply

"500 years of slavery followed by another 100 of institutionalized oppression can do that to a people."

None of these people on Twitter lived through any of that. Why are you defending their behavior?

I bet many of them are foreign trolls trying to stir unrest.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-16 12:51 PM | Reply

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