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


Yes she did.

Link to that Twitter-post

Screenshot of the quote, indicating it was posted "2:56PM 25 Nov 09"

In case the tweet is removed here's the Archive.org 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
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    Probably should be some context added. This is not an aberrant position, I see it a lot. The general idea appears to be that "racist" should really only apply in contexts where there's a historical negative power gradient between the people in question. This helps some folks explain the fact that its considered more racist for a white person to use an epithet when talking about black people than it is for a black person (say Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock) to do so. Not saying I totally agree, but its not an uncommon statement at all. I can find you plenty of other people saying the same. – T.E.D. Apr 19 '18 at 21:55

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