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Did Adria Richards (known for the "donglegate" and similar incidents) ever tweet the following?

Black people CANNOT be racist against White poeple. Racist is a position of the opressor who has the power

The source of the claim is alleged screenshot:

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source: KnowYourMeme

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    @Sancho I think you are missing the point. The person that made this comment in and of themselves is not a notable person. There must be a minimum bar for notability for which I don't feel hat this question really meets. That's likely a better discussion for meta though. – rjzii May 15 '13 at 16:35
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    The only thing I would add to the discussion is that Adria is most likely using/quoting the Critical Race Theory. CRT has been thoroughly debunked as nonsense but it's still being taught at plenty of colleges You can read about CRT here link And Go to the Critique section which describes CRT as: "critical race theorists and postmodernists the 'lunatic core' of 'radical legal egalitarianism.'" – djm May 22 '13 at 23:46
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    @djm: now I understand why statement "all people should be treated equal, regardless of their race" is considered racist in US. – vartec May 23 '13 at 14:27
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    @djm Way to take a quote by a single critic out of context and treat it as fact. 'Thoroughly debunked.' You should know better. CRT is controversial, to be sure, but no more so than Capitalism or Communism, than Utilitarianism or Existentialism. You're talking about a body of work that operates outside of the objective sciences, and applying their terminology to it is disingenuous at best, and downright malicious at worst. – LessPop_MoreFizz May 29 '13 at 4:40
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    @LessPop_MoreFizz: I politely disagree with you. CRT has many critics and I highly doubt a reasonable man or woman would subscribe to such a narrow, pernicious, irrational and hypocritical belief. Make no mistake, CRT is racism and it shouldn't masquerade as an academic discipline. It's much more of an ideological cult. – djm May 29 '13 at 11:31
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Yes she did.

Link to that twitter-post

Screenshot, 15-May-2013

In case the tweet is removed here's the Google Cache copy of it.

  • Interesting, I wonder why I didn't get any results using search on Twitter. – vartec May 15 '13 at 12:18
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    Possibly because it's from 2009? – Andrew Grimm May 15 '13 at 12:19
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    @Oddthinking Well it felt a bit silly to post a screenshot of the twitter, when question used a screenshot as a claim... Picture need a date stamp then. – Wertilq May 15 '13 at 13:48
  • @Wertilq: good point, there is really no way of saying if the screenshot is third party or not. In HTML/JS it's possible to actually embed a tweet, but I don't think it's possible here. – vartec May 15 '13 at 13:53
  • @Wertliq: Yes, I agree. I felt a little silly adding it for that reason, but I felt it was important, because controversial tweets are often deleted. My compromise was (a) this screen-shot is better than the original because it includes the posting date, (b) in the edit log, I solemnly swear this is a true copy. I admit that is a borderline anecdote, but I hoped it would be sufficient to convince people if the original was deleted. – Oddthinking May 15 '13 at 13:53

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