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GOP Condemn A Black Woman Over A Tweet: A Timeline | #StandWithJamilah

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The morning of Thursday March 27, 2014, Jamilah Lemieux was tweeting about Kobe Bryant’s latest comments in the New Yorker Magazine. In the middle of that discussion, she tweeted:

About 15 minutes later, @BETpolitichick responded to Lemieux and included @orlandowatson @Raffiwilliams @hugheynewsome on the tweet.

Lemieux responded:

At this point, Raffi Williams joined the conversation with:

Lemieux responded:

And the following exchange ensued:




Lemeiux went on to say that though everyone has the right to their opinions, she is under no obligation to respect or engage them.


About an hour after Lemieux’s original tweet about Ben Carson, Wayne Dupree from posted a story with the headline, “EBONY Magazine Staffer Jamilah Lemieux racially attacks RNC Raffi Williams – “Here Comes A White Dude” via Twitter.”

He criticized Lemieux for acting as if talking to a white man “were beneath her” and asserted her tweets had a “racist tone.” He asked readers to call Ebony or contact Linda Johnson Rice, the CEO of Johnson Publishing, Ebony’s parent company. He tweeted the link to his blog post, and it began circulating on Twitter.


By the early afternoon, the story was picked up by the Daily Caller.

The Washington Examiner

and Red State


And Twitchy

By Friday morning, March 28, 2014, the story had been picked up by Fox and Friends with a segment claiming that Lemieux had “shown her true colors” and spent “all day yesterday on Twitter insulting Black conservatives.”


RNC chair Reince Priebus released a statement condemning Lemieux for “not just for making assumptions about his race but more importantly for dismissing black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse.”

Let’s take a moment so soak all of this in. More to come.


Elon James White

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  1. Fannie_TaughtMe (@HerDiamondback) March 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I find it interesting that whenever a Black person posts a dissenting comment on Twitter it is considered an “Attack.” Linking Black ppl to violence and criminal tendencies is so old. Williams engaged himself on comments that did not include him, nor call for a debate. She mistook his identity, but the point is that the G.O.P. has no problem using Blacks with no real intent of giving them power. You have the right to say what you want, but you can’t demand that someone listen to you. Ebony should not have apologized either, but that’s what happens when a “Black magazine” isn’t Black owned.

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