The author of the 1619 Project has condemned a black author for his campaign to get a white woman fired after an altercation he believes was racist at a Brooklyn dog park, noting, “This…doesn’t feel right. ‘
Nikole Hannah-Jones, one of the most influential anti-racism voices in the US, responded Monday night to Frederick Joseph’s resignation by a woman.
“This didn’t sit well with me and doesn’t seem like an ethical use of your platform,” said the New York Times Magazine reporter.
The woman, Emma Sarley, who is white, was fired from her job at a software company after she was accused of telling Joseph and his fiancée – who are black – to “stay indoors.” [their] hood’ at Williamsburg Dog Park.
Images posted to Twitter by Joseph, an author and high profile campaigner for Elizabeth Warren, showed the incident in McCarren Park on Sunday.
Frederick Joseph, an author and supporter of Elizabeth Warren, crowdsourced the woman he was arguing with and asked her boss to fire her. He did
She can’t be heard making the ‘stay in’ [their] hood’ comment.
Joseph began a campaign to identify and fire the woman.
He defended his actions Monday night after he was accused of going too far in his efforts to track down and punish Sarley.
Others have also questioned the veracity of his version of events, though a third eyewitness was filmed in the park to confirm them at Joseph’s request.
“While it’s a shame she had to lose her job, I think this sparks an important conversation about responsibility, especially in a country where black and brown people, marginalized people as a whole, have seen so little of it,” he said. said.
“I hope Emma learns from this. I hope other people learn from this who are guilty of abusive, racist and destructive behavior. Because whether or not Emma lost her job doesn’t ultimately take away the trauma my fiancé and I have.
“It doesn’t take away the feeling that something racist can happen anywhere.”
He said Monday that he had received death threats.
“If she respected us or black people as a whole, not only would she not have done what she was doing – she would have tried to apologize,” he wrote on Twitter.
“People should think to themselves why racist behavior is so normalized.”
The controversy started when Joseph – who previously… complained that his Airbnb in New York state had “satanic” decoration – tweeted a video of the incident.
Joseph posted the footage online tweeting: ‘In the Brooklyn dog park with my fiancé and this white woman threatened to call the police and told us to ‘stay close to us’ because she confused our dog with another dog who had barked loudly. .
“So I started answering and she tried to knock the phone out of my hand.”
The footage shows Joseph saying, “You just left the dog park to tell us to stay close?”
You can hear Joseph say “stay near us” to the woman, insinuating that he was repeating what had already been said.
Video shows the woman giving the camera the middle finger before pushing the phone away.
The woman then seems to grab her breast and says, ‘Oh my god, did you just say that to me? NS.’
Joseph then asks a bystander, “I’m sorry, you were sitting here watching this whole thing. Didn’t she just stand here and tell us to stick around?’.
He replies ‘she did’.
The woman then turns and leaves the dog park.
Software company Bevy has confirmed that someone has been fired over the incident, but did not name the person.
In a second tweet, Joseph named the alleged perpetrator Emma Sarley. DailyMail.com was unable to reach Sarley for comment.
The NYPD has said it is investigating the incident, but has not confirmed whether a report has been filed.
A white woman has been fired from her job at a software company after she was accused of telling a black couple to ‘stay indoors’ [their] hood’ at a Brooklyn dog park. Images posted online showed the woman after the alleged exchange
The footage shows Joseph saying, “You just left the dog park to tell us to stay close?” The woman then seems to grab her breast and says, ‘Oh my god, did you just say that to me? NS’
Derek Andersen, the co-founder and CEO of Bevy, wrote on Twitter: “@BevyHQ does not tolerate any form of discriminatory behaviour.
“Yesterday, an employee showed behavior that violates our values and was fired. Our sincere apologies to all involved,
“Personally, I hope a solution can be found between the two sides, and I will help if I can.”
A post on the company’s Facebook page announced the hiring of Sarley as an Account Executive on Aug. 24.
A LinkedIn page, which has since been deactivated, also identified Sarley as an Enterprise Account Executive at Bevy.
Bevy did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Joseph then asks a bystander, “I’m sorry, you were sitting here watching this whole thing. Didn’t she just stand here and tell us to stick around?’. He replies ‘she did’. The woman then turns and leaves the dog park