February 5, 2020
Black global warmers are being literally silenced, because the Associated Press does not believe they matter.
The Associated Press wants to erase these “boot-lipped coons” who are fighting to make Africa colder so it isn’t poor anymore.
When Vanessa Nakate addressed a tweet to the Associated Press asking why she had been cropped out of a photo, it was out of curiosity. She didn’t think her question would ignite a firestorm of criticism and spark an international conversation on erasure and diversity within the environmental movement.
“When I saw the photo, I only saw part of my jacket. I was not on the list of participants. None of my comments from the press conference were included,” she said. “It was like I wasn’t even there.”
The 23-year-old Ugandan activist had appeared at a joint press conference in Davos with other prominent climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson.
But when the news agency published a picture of the event, Nakate had been cut from the image – which showed only the four white activists.
Speaking up catapulted Nakate into an unfamiliar territory of social activism: calling out anti-black discrimination and racism. After experiencing “the definition of the word” for the first time in her life, she received messages of support. She said she now felt a greater responsibility to “amplify their voices”.
“Climate activists of color are erased,” she said. “I [had] activists who messaged me to tell me that the same thing happened to them before but they didn’t have the courage to say anything.”
After a wave of outcry, the cropped photo was replaced on the AP wire, and the agency apologized to Nakate, both publicly and in person. “We train our journalists to be sensitive to issues of inclusion and omission. We have spoken internally with our journalists and we will learn from this error in judgment,” said Sally Buzbee, the AP’s executive editor, in a statement.
This is the photo the AP ran:
This is the original photo:
I am relatively certain that the reason for the cropping was not that the Associated Press is a racist institution that is trying to silence the voices of global warmers of color. In fact, I would go so far as to say that no one believes that other than the poor black girl herself, who is being told that she was cropped because people hate her face.
As the article notes, she did not immediately think “racism” when she noticed she was cropped. It took a mob of Twitter people shouting “racism” to convince her that she had just experienced this elusive phenomenon for the first time in her life.
It is actually cruel what these Jews do to these blacks. This is a black from Africa that has no connection to “racism,” and they’re telling her everyone hates her because of the color of her skin.
Black global warmer: Oh, they cropped me out! That sucks.
Jew: You know why they did that, right?
Black global warmer: Because of the dimensions of the photo space on the page. I was standing sort of away from the group in an awkward way and it would be too wide for the AP to use as a header image.
Jew: No. I’m sorry to tell you this, but the Associated Press hates you for the color of your skin, and they want to silence and erase you because of their aesthetic distaste for your color.
Black global warmer: But why? Why do they hate me? I’ve not done anything to them! What kind of a thing is it to hate someone simply for the color of their skin?
Jew: No one knows. But all white people hate you and want to destroy you, because of colors.
Black global warmer: Oh my god, merchant! Are you sure??? They were all so nice to me! They hate me???
Jew: Oh yes. They hate you badly. In fact, they are planning to destroy you. But what can you do?
Black global warmer: There’s nothing I can do.
Jew: Well, I mean, you could…
Black global warmer: What is it, merchant? What can I do to fight back against these people that hate me?
Jew: Well, it really is useless to fight back against the global threat of white supremacy, but I mean if you really wanted to…
Black global warmer: I do, merchant, I do!
Jew: Well, I can see about getting you an interview with The Guardian.