A relatively unknown science fiction author was forced to delete a racist Tweet about Hurricane Florence after he was hit backlash and facts from Twitter users, including this reporter.
“The one good thing about Hurrican #Florence is that it’s going to hit an area full of white poeple,” said Wesley Chu in a now-deleted Tweet. “I’m sure FEMA will get right to work restoring power and rebuilding the area.”
After being provided with factual information and rightfully getting chided for turning a natural disaster into a racial debate, Chu decided it would be best to stop displaying his ignorance publicly.
“North Carolina’s black population is double that of the national average. But don’t let facts get in the way of your white hate!” this reporter Tweeted.
North Carolina’s black population is double that of the national average.
But don’t let facts get in the way of your white hate! https://t.co/dVwtmJghIe
— Pete D'Abrosca (@pdabrosca) September 12, 2018
North and South Carolina will be heavily effected by the storm. To coastal elitist know-nothings like Chu, who lives in Los Angeles, the Carolinas are just hick towns “full of white people.”
As noted in the Tweet, North Carolina has a black population nearly twice as high as the national average, at 22 percent. South Carolina has a black population of 28 percent, which is more than double that of the national average. Black Americans make up about 12 percent of the population.
Upon learning this, Chu backed off and deleted his Tweet. But any reported worth his salt stays on the beat, so I made sure to document Chu’s ignorance and hatred for white people, which will now remain on the internet forever.
— Pete D'Abrosca (@pdabrosca) September 13, 2018
There is nothing good that can come from politicizing what will surely be an enormous natural disaster, and certainly nothing good about being a pathetic anti-white racist.
Oh, and for the record – FEMA does not play a role in restoring power after a hurricane. Thanks for playing, Chu!
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