Twitter Takes No Action As Rapper Talib Kweli Continues Racial Abuse, This Time Targeting Maajid Nawaz


Twitter has once again refused to take action after rapper Talib Kweli Greene again lambasted black conservatives as “coons” following a spat with British Muslim reformist and secularist Maajid Nawaz.

The spat started when Greene tweeted that Nawaz, a Muslim anti-extremist, was “being used for anti Muslim propaganda” by “white supremacists”, prompting Nawaz to respond.

“I’ve only heard of you cuz white supremacists point to u as an example of a Muslim who they like. For shame. For shame” replied Greene, prompting another user to state that if they liked Nawaz, a prominent Muslim, it was unlikely that they were a white supremacist.

“Coons exist” Greene responded, prompting large backlash. “I don’t know what a Muslim coon is called but racists sure love some sheriff Clarke and Ben Carson.”

Nawaz responded by pointing out the hypocrisy of Greene’s words, stating that “if a white man spoke to a Muslim like this” and not a “verified US rapper”, he’d be “suspended for targeted hate”.

Nawaz and numerous other users reported Greene for using racial slurs, however Twitter has yet to respond, despite Greene’s previous record for racial harassment on the network.

Twitter previously refused to take action against Greene in July, after the rapper called Breitbart reporter Jerome Hudson a “coon” in numerous tweets, also using the word to attack Sheriff David Clarke.

Despite Twitter’s refusal to intervene or punish Greene for his continuous racial attacks, the social network has taken an increasingly firm stance against conservative and libertarian voices on the platform, while choosing to ignore genuine harassment.

In July, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently suspended on Twitter after a spat with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones, however the social network refused to intervene when Breitbart contributor and President of the Mt. Holyoke College Republicans, Kassy Dillon, received death threats and sexual harassment from numerous users. One user, who sent Dillon sexually explicit messages, was even allowed to taunt her for weeks after the attack, where he boasted that Twitter would never suspend him.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.


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