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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:52 PM

Ijeoma Oluo was swatted. No one was hurt, thank heavens

Ijeoma Oluo author of 'So You Want to Talk About Race' Her home in the Seattle area was swatted.

I follow her on twitter and saw this today.

This is from a thread reader post

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I just got a phone call from the King County Sheriff's Office saying that there was a report of gunshots at my home.

My older son is there alone. I called him and woke him up. There were no gunshots.

These hateful white supremacists are trying to get my family killed.
I'm so glad that I had already spoken with the sheriff's office a few weeks ago and let them know I had been doxed and was a swatting risk.

They knew to call me before sending an armed response.

I'm a mess y'all. And I'm very. Very. Angry.
I'm flying home now. It's going to be a very long flight.
Someone apparently called and said there were two dead bodies in my house. These monsters.
The King County Sheriff's office handled this incident with great care. I'm so grateful.
Everyone on this plane had to hear me talk to the cops and my son. They are being so sweet. Offering tissues and hugs while I cry.

And my neighbor stayed with my son until the cops left. My partner has been checking on him too. The community is better than the hate of a few."


Her twitter add. -@IjeomaOluo











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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:09 PM

1. Sick

Glad everyone is safe and hope these idiots leave them alone.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:26 PM

2. She is fortunate to have the Sheriff's office acting responsibly.

However, it is disgusting and frightening for her to be in this situation. Those white supremacists are monsters.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:26 PM

3. Thank goodness she had the foresight to warn the Sheriff's Office!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:14 AM

4. I saw this earlier. I love Ijeoma. My heart aches that this is happening to her.

Thanks for posting here because I didn't even think of it, just supported her as so many, many people are doing right now. I hope that it sends a clear message to the haters, they will be found.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:09 PM

5. Updates from her twitter, white nationalists and supremacists are of course there as well 🤦

Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) Tweeted:
Here are two I received yesterday in the midst of all this.

*address is blacked out because I've determined it was fake https://t.co/WyGRstqowl



Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) Tweeted:
2) These last few weeks I have received a dramatic increase in racist threats.

3) the reason why the sheriff's dept knew that I was a swatting list is because my address was listed on a site designed to encourage swatting, where they literally named my work as the reason why.


I am so angry about this.

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