She also blamed the “lies and tears” of white women for everything from a 1921 race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma to voting for President Trump, in screenshots of her tweets posted by the Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy.
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, slammed Attiah’s words as “sick, bigoted, racist, violent & wrong.”
Others on Twitter interpreted her tweet as a call for race-based violence. Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire asked Attiah to clarify what she meant by “revenge.”
“When that white woman was beaten with two by fours during the riots… is that what you mean by ‘revenge’ or did you have something more fatal in mind?” Walsh tweeted in a reply to Attiah. Attiah refused to respond, instead deleting her original claims.
This also isn’t the first time Attiah has directed critical comments at the generalized audience of white people. On June 17, she tweeted “white people, you guys need to figure this out how to erase the emotional rewards of sadistic pleasure white people have long enjoyed in dominating and destroying black bodies.”
Attiah also appeared in an article on Sunday reacting to the Washington Post’s decision not to submit her work for a Pulitzer Prize and lamenting that the decision “stung.”