UCLA Professor Who Said Rittenhouse Shot 'Black' Men Slammed After Admitting Got 'Tiny Detail' Wrong
On p. 341 of THE GOOD KINGS I state that Kyle Rittenhouse shot two Black men when instead he shot two white men. That was my mistake, and I apologize. The response has been a hateful stew of ridicule and denial that America has a race problem at all.— Kara Cooney (@KaraCooney) January 5, 2022
"If one mistake in a little-known book about ancient Egypt elicits this much howling, it is to avoid discussing our larger problem, to avoid seeing our deep-seeded obsession with patriarchal power," Cooney added. "So yeah, tiny detail of the book with a big mistake about a massive American issue. And that’s on me. But the white supremacy is still a problem. And the misogyny is still a problem."
Exactly.— Professor Important (@ProfImportant) January 5, 2022
And how much can you really claim to care about this issue when you got such an obvious detail wrong? Did you not watch the case at all? The footage? How can you reconcile your alleged understanding of this problem with your ignorance about such a simple fact?
The demand for racism is much larger than the supply, as you have clearly illustrated.— Veterans for Liberty (@Vets4AP) January 5, 2022
Jussie Syndrome, perfectly illustrated— C to the D (@Christo72307959) January 5, 2022
"I completely made up facts to support my fragile and fictitious worldview BUT YOUR REACTION TO THAT LIE IS THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!!!!"— Joey S (@JoeySFromCO) January 5, 2022
It's pretty careless mistake. We've known that since it happened. It just seems like you want more racial division... a Freudian slip, if you will.— Dusty Bottoms (@dmall3) January 5, 2022
It's libel since it's in print.— AC (@AWCReap) January 5, 2022
I was held to a higher standard than this for papers I wrote in high school. You aren't a victim here— 🅓🅞🅒🏴 (@HocDolliday) January 5, 2022
I'm wondering exactly how this got through the editing process? How did nobody catch this basic error and how many more basic errors were not caught?— Jay (@Greywind1988) January 5, 2022
"Sorry.... Not sorry." is never a good approach.— A Fateful Haven (@FatefulHaven) January 5, 2022
And, as someone almost assuredly going to be sued for libel, it may be time to stop tweeting on this subject.