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Sarah Jeong, a writer and Harvard-educated lawyer born in South Korea, has joined The New York Times editorial board.
"Sarah has guided readers through the digital world with verve and erudition, staying ahead of every turn on the vast beat that is the internet," The Times said in an announcement about her hiring on Wednesday.
But by Thursday, some highly charged posts on her Twitter account began making news.
"oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men," she wrote on her Twitter page in July 2014.
There were plenty of others, some with much profanity. “Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants," she wrote in November 2014.
“Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically only fit to live underground like groveling goblins," she wrote in December 2014.
"It appears as though The New York Times has given up on appearing even the least bit credible with their new hire, Sarah Jeong," Culture Chronicles wrote in a piece headlined "New York Times hires openly anti-white racist to their editorial board."
"However, it wasn’t long before members of /pol and Reddit uncovered her past Tweets which paint a disturbing picture of anti-white racism."
Twitterers, including Glenn Beck, took aim at the new hire at The Times.