Feminist HBO Writer Says It’s OK to Call Black Columnist a ‘Coon’ Because He’s Against Reparations

Posted on June 20, 2019 10:04 am

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HBO writer Rae Sanni declared Wednesday that it was “okay” to call a black columnist a racial slur after he testified against slavery reparations at a House hearing. 

Coleman Hughes, a 23-year-old intellectual wunderkind who writes for Quillette, was booed as he delivered remarks in opposition to H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a commission to study the payouts for African-Americans. The Columbia University undergrad said paying recompense to black Americans would make them “victims without their consent.”

Sanni, who is also black, responded by giving Twitter permission to call Hughes a “coon.”

“It’s okay, just for today, to call Coleman