The Nation’s Aura Bogado apologized after sending this tweet:

Though she apologized to Jamelle Bouie of the Daily Beast, she spent quite a few tweets explaining why she sent the tweet.

  • Michelle

    This tweet right here sums up why I wasn’t all that impressed with the hashtag or the comments associated to it: “As a WOC, a man calling me a lair, questioning my intelligence, encouraging 18K people to come at me are very triggering.” As a woman of color that insulted you? How about as a woman that insulted you or even better, as a person that insulted you?

    I believe that for us to truly become a colorblind society in the truest form, folks oughta stop this behavior of “I want to be treated equally as a person, but also uniquely because of my skin color” I will never hop on that train.

    • KansasGirl

      Michelle, you have to know by now, they have no intention of allowing “us” in their “perfect” society.

      • Michelle

        Of course I know know that, but knowing that doesn’t mean I should stop speaking up about it. :-)

        • KansasGirl

          I know Michelle, I guess I’m frustrated having to argue this same BS…over and over.
          I’m of the opinion that far too many in our party (elected) don’t see the severity of the hate towards white Americans.
          I meant no ill-will, but I’ve come to the conclusion we are no longer considered Americans (in the eyes of our opposition), to the point of open hostility. *sigh*

          • Zane Henry

            It’s like Glen Greenwald complaining about big, intrusive government, since that’s what his side lusts after. Well, right up until it inconveniences his boyfriend.

            Clueless, party of Glen Greenwald.

            And, as always, scratch a liberal/progressive, find a racist.

          • Zane Henry

            It’s like Glen Greenwald complaining about big, intrusive government, since that’s what his side lusts after. Well, right up until it inconveniences his boyfriend.

            Clueless, party of Glen Greenwald.

            And, as always, scratch a liberal/progressive, find a racist.

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        Do you wanna be?

        • KansasGirl

          Of course not, but we’re no longer welcomed in our own party.
          They’re accepting of every “fringe” group…but we’re labeled right wing-nuts…and it’s our leaders doing the attacking.
          When McCain called the TeaParty “wacko birds”, I knew I was no longer wanted…but despised by my party.
          So now, we’re fighting against government encroachment (intentionally) against our G-d given rights.
          Biblically, I would compare to David vs Goliath.

          • BAW

            I’m not entirely sure I understand this discussion but I think I understand a little about something you mentioned.

            I spent decades as a conservative in the Democrat party. At first it was just the “national” Democrats that I had nothing in common with and voted for Republicans in presidential elections. Talk about “accepting of every ‘fringe’ group’ that’s exactly what “my” party did but for many years they still accepted (put up with) conservative Democrats from certain areas because they were the only ones who could get elected. It wasn’t until the last few years where every decent Democrat I knew just gave up and became Republicans. During that same period was the first time I ever voted in a Republican primary.

            I never had to officially join the Republican party and I still don’t consider myself a Republican in the technical sense. I feel no loyalty or obligation to it as “my party.” That could be the simple reason I don’t feel “unwelcome” but I think honestly it’s just not as bad as it was in the Democrat party. I know that the R party has tried to silence conservatives, have tried to ignore them, some even want them gone but conservatives have always seemed to be able to fight back and win some at least of the battles. Of course, I’d like to see conservatives take over the party and then I’d have a party to support.

            I’m just trying to say I understand how you feel attacked and unwelcome sometimes but at least so far I don’t think it’s anywhere near as bad (at least not yet) as it got for conservatives in the Democrat party (if not extinct, it’s close). And I still have at least some hope that conservative Republicans will ultimately prevail.

            I could have just said, “If you think it’s bad being a conservative Republican, trust me it was worse being a conservative Democrat.”

          • KansasGirl

            I pray you are correct BAW.
            We do have to face reality that “illegal aliens” are being chosen over conservatives.
            If amnesty is passed, all bets are off.

          • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

            I was being sarcastic. But I get what you’re saying. I didn’t mean to downplay your argument.

          • KansasGirl

            I wasn’t sure, it’s so hard to tell lately…
            Seems like it has become “them” against “us”, and we know who has the power.

          • KansasGirl

            I wasn’t sure, it’s so hard to tell lately…
            Seems like it has become “them” against “us”, and we know who has the power.

      • grais

        If they thought it were a perfect society, they’d stop the friggin’ whining and live their damn lives. I am so sick of the whining….

        • KansasGirl

          They don’t, that’s the point.
          They want us eliminated.

        • KansasGirl

          They don’t, that’s the point.
          They want us eliminated.

      • BigSky1970

        If they said “no”, I’m not going to lose sleep over it, or tweet about it.

    • Jimni27

      Couldn’t agree more. As long as people insist on separating themselves we’re never going to move forward.

    • CatHerder

      Glad you cleared up the acronym confusion, I was wondering what a Warrant Officer Candidate was doing in the middle of this.

      • Michelle

        Women of Color (WOC) want unique treatment and I believe one of the requirements for applying for unique treatment is to establish an acronym.

        • CatHerder

          My bad, I’ve been re-reading the Brotherhood of War series by WEB Griffin and one of the characters just got sent to Warrant Officer Candidate school where he was informed that a WOC was something you fwow at a wabbit. 😉

          • therealguyfaux

            Silly, a WOC is what women of color (Asian Persuasion– before time runs out on their still being considered “of color”), stir-fry veggies in.

        • TexSizzle

          If she’s a Woman of Color (WOC), does that mean my wife is a Woman of White (WOW)?

      • Clete Torres

        Oh jeez. I thought I was the only one who recognized that acronym…

    • BigSky1970

      There never will be true solidarity as people like Bogado insist on society being in groups and classes, which is how both major political parties see us as.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        They don’t want solidarity outside of their own “class.” They want to win the class war, or milk the “restitution and reparations” gravy train.

        • BigSky1970

          Of course. It’s a cottage industry to them.

          • KansasGirl

            That they are winning.

          • KansasGirl

            That they are winning.

  • stuckinIL4now

    This kind of useless nonsensical melodramatic airing of dirty laundry is exactly why I don’t tweet. What a freakin’ waste of time.

  • BoscoBolt

    Who? What? Why?

    Who cares?

    • WhoMeToo

      Who? I don’t care.
      What? I don’t care.
      Why? I don’t care.
      Who cares? ==> Not me. ~_^

    • TexSizzle

      “What do you think about ignorance and apathy?”

      “I don’t know and I don’t care.”

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    Wow! Half-assed apology and then turning it around and feeling sorry for “herself”. These Libs are f*cking nuts…they really are.

    • RLEE

      more like a cult (brain washed and every thing)

  • Kaya Hund

    This woman (Bogado) has way too much time on her hands.

    • Marvin Nelson

      And she also has a big racial chip on her shoulder.

      • BigSky1970

        Which she spent way too much keystrokes and internet bandwidth making excuse for it.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          And by ‘making excuse for it’, you mean ‘polishing’, yes?

          • BigSky1970

            If you polish a turd, it’s still a turd.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Very true…

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Very true…

          • BigSky1970

            If you polish a turd, it’s still a turd.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          And by ‘making excuse for it’, you mean ‘polishing’, yes?

  • Steve_J

    So, what she’s sorry for is sending the tweet. Not that she thought of and typed the tweet.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    This is the “Storified” discussion that triggered it all:

    http://storify.com/jbouie/on-cat-calling-and-gentrification

    Bear in mind that these tweets were and are already available for public viewing on Twitter. Storify just allows the user to put the discussion in chronological order for easier reading.

    Bogado wasn’t the only one getting grief. Her defenders were coming after Bouie on Twitter, too. A short look through her timeline shows that she’s very angry and thin-skinned, especially toward white people, and can’t hold a serious conversation without feeling offended and being dismissive of those who disagree with her. Somebody needs a hug.

    • Spiny Norman

      I love how she complains about whites “moving in and raising the rents in our neighborhoods–Boyle Heights, Cali to Crown Heights, New York.”

      Both Boyle Heights and Crown Heights were once middle class Jewish neighborhoods. The irony, it burrrrnnnns.

      • FaithColeridge33

        I wonder if she knows how much it sucks the other way around. Only our property values go down.

        • Spiny Norman

          Oh, she knows, but you must be punished for your “white privilege”.

    • Clete Torres

      She ain’t gettin’ one from me…

    • Frank Drebin

      Domo arigato, Aura Bogado…

      For showing the world what an unhinged racist you are.

      http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/14/the-nation-white-supremacy-led-to-acquittal-of-hispanic-george-zimmerman/

  • therealguyfaux

    A. Bogado– (Spanish, “abogado” = “lawyer.”)
    That explains why she’s being so long-winded about this.

  • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

    I’d have much more respect for people if they’d stop apologizing for saying what they think, whether good, bad or ugly.

    All these PC wrappings are just making things worse because rather being able know that a man hates women or someone doesn’t like gay people or whatever, people are made to bottle their true feelings. Thus you can’t make a real decision about whether you want to be around a person.

    I’d rather know outright that someone hates me and doesn’t want to be around me than being forced to because of PC/sensitivity.

    • Zach Smith

      Forcing an apology is part of the PC game. The gold prize is getting someone fired for what they say, and I suppose the platinum prize would be getting a “hate crime” indictment filed against someone.

    • in_awe

      Reminds me of conditions in the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba where you didn’t dare express an honest opinion even to family members, lest someone turn you in. After that you’d be subjected to torture, confinement and “re-education”. Today’s libs and progs skip the first two and go directly to confinement (PC speech rules) and “re-education”.

      Lucky for them that the whole wearing a dunce cap and being driven around your community while standing in the back of a dump truck denouncing yourself never caught on here – it was so useful in China for decades.

      I guess denouncing yourself via tweets and social media is much more efficient and global in nature. Progress.

  • John Ansell

    I could just see Dr. King setting up a Christian Mingle Account and posting that he’s looking for a WOC.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Maybe it’s because not caring is becoming a habit, or maybe it’s because I have no idea who these people are, but I have NO IDEA what any of those tweets mean. Like, what’s so racially offensive? Maybe I’m just not reading it correctly..?

    • Suzyqpie

      Totally lost on me, too. Glad I’m not alone.

  • Will Comerford

    Mmmm, so much triggering!

    • Indyx57

      She gives new meaning to the phrase “trigger-happy”.

  • TomJB

    Odds of her getting the Paula Deen treatment? Somewhere less than what Vegas has me winning the 2014 tennis grand slam

    • Indyx57

      Shouldn’t she lose her career and finances like the rodeo clown?

  • TomJB

    Odds of her getting the Paula Deen treatment? Somewhere less than what Vegas has me winning the 2014 tennis grand slam

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Honestly I’ve got no idea what she’s even talking about.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Honestly I’ve got no idea what she’s even talking about.

  • FaithColeridge33

    My grandmother was a WAC. Does that count for anything?

    • TexSizzle

      Absolutely. We thank her for her service.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Only if that stands for “Woman of African Color.”

    • Clete Torres

      Yes. A salute from me.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Aura Bogado @aurabogado: “As a WOC, a man calling me a lair, questioning my intelligence, encouraging 18K people to come at me are very triggering.”

    Um…so “we” (you) are entitled to be more sensitive because of historical racism and racist narratives. You’re invested in racism.

    What happened to being judged on the content of one’s character? Journalists need thick skin. Are you up for it?

    • andycanuck

      And they should also know how to type the word “liar”.

  • Macranthunter

    A WOC puts her W and her C before her personhood. We are all the same gender and color: alive. And as such we share the same rights and responsibilities. If we separate ourselves from others with gender and race why are we so surprised when others seek to do the same to us?

  • SutureSelf

    Aura Bogado: “Even more anti-climatic moment of #solidarityisforwhitewomen: when a black man with a white girlfriend attacks you when you use the hashtag.”

    How does that hurt the climate?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Just a bunch of lefties going at each others throats. What do I care?

  • aelfheld

    Whine much?

  • Judy Reinhardt

    I don’t know you but a word of advice from a woman of color (white), don’t dish it out if you are not prepared to take it.