Bon Appetit’s Top Editor Resigns After Offensive Photo
(Associated Press) The editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, resigned after a photo of him dressed in a stereotypical Puerto Rican costume surfaced on social media.
Staffers at the magazine had criticized him after the photo, of him and his wife, circulated on Twitter. That tweet featured a screenshot of a 2013 Instagram photo by Rapoport’s wife that depicted the two dressed up in costume. In the screenshot, his wife tagged the photo “boricua,” a reference to Puerto Ricans, and called Rapoport “papi.” He was wearing a large, heavy chain, a do-rag and a baseball cap. His wife’s account is private.
In an Instagram post, Rapoport said he was stepping down as editor “to reflect on the work that I need to do as a human being.” He said the photo was of an “extremely ill-conceived” Halloween costume 16 years ago. He acknowledged “blind spots” as an editor and said the magazine’s staff and readers deserved better leadership.
Reporters, editors and other staff members, particularly people of color, are speaking up about racist content and policies at their publications. New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet resigned Sunday over publication of an opinion piece by Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, that advocated for using military force to quell unrest. That followed a revolt by many Times employees, some of whom argued that publication of Cotton’s argument endangered the lives of black staff.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor resigned Saturday after the paper’s staffers pushed back against a “Buildings Matter, Too,” headline on a column about buildings damaged in the protests. The headline was a play on the Black Lives Matter movement that the paper acknowledged was “offensive and inappropriate.”
(National Justice) In America, white citizens are under siege in a three front war with criminals on the street, the entire government, and the plutocrats directing them. These forces have all united to support the George Floyd race riots.
In Clarksdale, Mississippi, a nurse named Monie Brown was fired from her job at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center for referring to the looters and lynch mobs as thugs in a now deleted Facebook post.
Grant Napear, a talk show host who also served as announcer for the Sacramento Kings, was fired after 32 years on the job for the crime of saying “All Lives Matter.”
Religious social media personality Timothy Gordon was terminated from his theology teaching position by Catholic clerics at Garces Memorial High School after criticizing the Black Lives Matter platform as anti-family and violent. While Gordon has yet to apologize, he made sure to stress that “there is no place for racism” in the “new American right.”
A Southern Baptist figure, Reagan Escude, was fired by her local employer in Natchitoches, Louisiana for making a video criticizing left-wing extremists from a biblical perspective.
These are high profile cases the media has reported on, but working class white people are being hit especially hard. The purge is thorough and ruthless, and no white target is being spared. Ray Robles King, the father of a 2-year-old girl currently battling cancer, was fired by his boss at American Ironworks & Erectors for posting a video critical of the criminals burning down our cities.