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New Twitter CEO called out as his inflammatory 2010 tweet resurfaces

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New Twitter CEO called out as his inflammatory 2010 tweet resurfaces

Parag Agrawal, the new Twitter CEO, has been hit with racism claims after a 2010 tweet resurfaced in which he appears to call all white people racist.

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In the tweet shared on October 26, 2010, Parag Agrawal, an Indian-American, wrote: “If they are not gonna make a distinction between Muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between white people and racists?”

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New Twitter CEO called out as his inflammatory 2010 tweet resurfaces

 

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The tweet was apparently quoting comedian Aasif Mandvi, who had appeared in an episode of The Daily Show in a segment pitting black people against Muslim people.

 

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The tweet resurfaced on Monday November 29, after Agrawal, 45, was named the new CEO of Twitter as Dorsey officially announced he is stepping down from the company. 

 

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Reacting to Parag’s old tweet, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, wrote: “This is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new CEO and the person who’s going to be deciding what kind of speech is allowed on Twitter.”

 

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Mia Cathell, a news editor for . Millenial, commented that Parag apparently does not know how to scrub his tweets after the tweet resurfaced.

 

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