Who is Hemal Jhaveri USA Today? Wikipedia
Hemal Jhaveri is a “race and inclusion” editor at USA Today Sports who allegedly complained on Friday that she was fired after mistakenly tweeting that the Boulder supermarket shooter was another “angry white man” — but she’s blaming the resulting “alt-right” outrage, not just herself.
USA Today has fired its ‘race and inclusion’ editor for a tweet incorrectly blaming Monday’s deadly Boulder shooting on ‘an angry white man’.
Hemal Jhaveri Bio
In her Musk Rack bio, Jhaveri wrote:
- Senior Social Media Editor, USA TODAY Sports
“Before that, I was the Executive Director of Digital Innovation at POLITICO where I oversaw POLITICO’s social networking initiatives, SEO efforts and mobile strategy. Step into the way back machine for stints at AOL (editor and senior producer where I covered news, politics, sports and entertainment.)”
She got her start in digital journalism as one of the early editors of the blog DCist.com. She attended and graduated from James Madison University. She went on to have her MA in Cultural Studies from George Mason University.
Hemal Jhaveri: USA Today Editor Fired
Ms. Hemal Jhaveri had been agreeing to a tweet from Deadspin writer Emily Julia DiCaro who had posted: ‘Extremely tired of people’s lives depending on whether a white man with an AR-15 is having a good day or not. “It’s always an angry white man. always,” ex-editor Hemal Jhaveri had said Monday in her offending tweet — which she admitted in a Medium post on Friday had been “careless.”
Jhaveri hastily deleted her tweet when police revealed the shooter was actually Syrian-born Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa. But not before the tweet sparked an online onslaught of accusations that she was a race and inclusion editor who is actually a “racist” hater of white men.
‘I am no longer employed at USA TODAY, a company that was my work home for almost eight years,’ Jhaveri wrote on Medium.
Hemal Jhaveri Twitter
“It was a dashed off over-generalization, tweeted after pictures of the shooter being taken into custody surfaced online,” Jhaveri said in Medium of the tweet.
“It was a careless error of judgment,” she added, “sent at a heated time, that doesn’t represent my commitment to racial equality. I regret sending it.”
Jhaveri’s 8,000-plus followers were quick to accuse her of racism, and USA Today management quickly axed her, she said Friday. However, far from exiting USA Today quietly, Jhaveri fired a broadside at the company and said colleagues had gotten away with far worse.
‘White USA TODAY reporters have been able to minimize racialized people in print, our white Editor-In-Chief was thoughtless about black face, and a senior politics editor (also white) showed disregard for journalistic ethics by hosting a taxpayer-funded reception for Trump appointees’, she wrote.
Hemal Jhaveri Fired
Jhaveri was fired from her position of “Sports Media Group Race and Inclusion Editor;” she also edited the subsection “For The Win.” Jhaveri said she was not shocked that her career at USA Today had ended in controversy – and said ‘the ire and anger of alt-right Twitter’ had played a part.
I am no longer working at USA TODAY. Here’s what happened. | by Hemal Jhaveri | Mar, 2021 | Medium https://t.co/FmeY22VQeu
— Victor Asal (@Victor_Asal) March 27, 2021