ThinkProgress writer attacks angryblacklady

Over the past week @angryblacklady has been confronted, repeatedly, by racist behavior from self-proclaimed liberals. In response, @asiangrrlmn posted "An open letter to white liberals: My frank opinions about race" http://goo.gl/fdmAI Last night, twitter responses to the open letter erupted into a prolonged series of exchanges that has lasted into today. Below is as faithful a collection of the the exchanges as I could assemble
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Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@existentialfish @AngryBlackLady @asiangrrlMN @Johngcole Is there one for brown liberals. Those of us not gettin blown up.
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@AngryBlackLady playing cheap racial politics while ignoring people protesting mass murder of brownfolk is kinda dumb
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@Ibishblog it has worked for some people by constantly exiting sign in screen eventually disapeears. PSN Is coming back up now tho btw
John Whitehouse @existentialfish
@ZaidJilani who's ignoring what now? i feel like there's something i am missing
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
RT @ZaidJilani: @AngryBlackLady playing cheap racial politics while ignoring people protesting mass murder of brownfolk is kinda dumb // wow
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
RT @ZaidJilani: @AngryBlackLady playing cheap racial politics while ignoring people protesting mass murder of brownfolk is kinda dumb // wow
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
@ZaidJilani cheap racial politics, eh? typical dumb fucking white guy response. i assume you're white and a guy? you're def. fucking dumb.
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@AngryBlackLady protip: anyone who addresses "white liberals" as a whole as one uninamous group is sort of silly, racial politics are dumb
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@AngryBlackLady especially when you write so prolifically about state of brown people in palestine, arab world,that doesnt meet u grivance
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
@ZaidJilani my first tweet stands. you're dumb as shit and i have no interest in talking to you. you're that 10% @asiangrrlMN mentioned.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
@ZaidJilani so nice how you can throw your privilege around, isn't? denigrating other people's issues; calling discussions of race "cheap."
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
What is happening to the state of liberal blogging? Now some fuckwit from @thinkprogress is throwing bombs at black ppl. AWSE. #TFY #p2
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
What is happening to the state of liberal blogging? Now some fuckwit from @thinkprogress is throwing bombs at black ppl. AWSE. #TFY #p2
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@AngryBlackLady no because you are using really ignorant generalizations. what the heck is a "white liberal" tons of ppl think differently
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@AngryBlackLady you make liberals look ridiculous, youre the kind fox features to make fun of us
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@JKelton1 @AngryBlackLady thats why i dont think you should make claim about white liberal, black liberal. debate ideas not generalize
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
@ZaidJilani First, JACKASS, i didn't write that post. Second, I suggest you follow @asiangrrlMN's instruction and STFU. #p2 #TFY
Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
@vcthree all due respect do you do anything useful for anyone ever
vcthree @vcthree
RT @ZaidJilani: @vcthree all due respect do you do anything useful for anyone ever >> In fact I do, smart-ass.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
@@ZaidJilani And by the way, it's @emilylhauser who writes the posts about Israel and Palestine, but I guess you're not so bright, are you?
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kdpca @ShadowsMomCA 16/05/2011 07:44:09 WIB
Sure I've missed something, but what I could collect of @zaidjilani exchanges here
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer 16/05/2011 13:51:26 WIB
Great work! Suggestion: also capture Zaid's original tweets and include them in the stream? I think most are RTed, but good documentation to show his actual tweets intact.
kdpca @ShadowsMomCA 16/05/2011 21:08:55 WIB
Early morning updates 5/16 - Regrets for anything I missed yesterday or late last night
kdpca @ShadowsMomCA 16/05/2011 21:32:11 WIB
Updates, including very first response from @zaidjilani after @existentialfish RT of @asiangrrlmn post
kdpca @ShadowsMomCA 16/05/2011 23:53:57 WIB
Addl updates, added @vcthree article link (I hope).
kdpca @ShadowsMomCA 17/05/2011 02:10:19 WIB
Adding back ABLs stream that appears to have vanished
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