The crucial race principle crusader who founded the controversial 1619 Project took trip of her busy schedule this week to mock a Brooklyn mother involved about subway security.
Education activist Yiatin Chu obtained the eye of Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones Thursday after she tweeted about her frightening and foul commute.
“Paid $2.75 to be in a subway automobile with a loud and aggressive man threatening to hit his feminine companion. Switched automobiles at subsequent cease to be in a public rest room / urine-odor, crowded automobile for the remainder of my trip.”
“[Gov. Kathy] Hochul and [Mayor] Adams personal it,” Chu added. “They mentioned so themselves” — referring to the pair’s pre-Election Day promise to flood the subway system with cops within the face of a 39% rise in violent crime.
“Yes, sure,” pooh-poohed Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones in a tweet. “This was completely unheard on subways till two years in the past.”
Following the woke author’s lead, others piled on.
A flurry of tweets accused Chu of being a vacationer, a “baby,” and a “very current immigrant.”
“They had been purposely being unkind,” Chu advised The Post.
Hannah-Jones “needed to ship her followers after me,” added Chu, pointing to the previous New York Times author’s “enormous platform” of 697,000 followers. “She makes these snarky feedback and she or he’s inviting all of them to pile on.”
But others leaped to her protection.
“Anyone who rides the subway is aware of that these incidents have elevated & no quantity of gaslighting will erase them,” Natalya Murakhver told Hannah-Jones. “Why are you denying Yiatin’s lived expertise?”
“Nikole grew up in Iowa. Yiatin grew up in Queens,” Manhattan mother or father activist Maud Maron retorted. “Some of us have many years of NYC residing to attract on.”
Chu mentioned she was undaunted by Hannah-Jones’s assault.
“I simply need a peaceable trip after I get on the practice. I pay my fare, I simply wish to get residence,” she mentioned. “Is that an excessive amount of to ask? As New Yorkers, why ought to we settle for what our subways have turn into?”