What would you say if you were told that two parents were so racist that they let their baby die rather than let it be treated by a black nurse? If you have been keeping up with the times, you would most likely say “hoax.” Via generally left-leaning Snopes:
On 8 November 2015, former Twitter user @FierceFemtivist published an alarming series of tweets about purportedly racist parents who allowed their child to die rather than be treated by “n***** nurses.” The tweets in question, besides appearing on Twitter (cached partially here), were circulated via Facebook and Tumblr…
Fellow Twitter users suggested @FierceFemtivist indicated she was from Louisville, Kentucky, prior to deleting her account. We were unable to locate any news reports of unusual infant deaths on 8 November 2015 in that area, nor were we able to confirm that the purported incident took place in Louisville (or at all).
The cartoonishness of FierceFemtivist’s tale would make great satire. A few sample tweets:
Sick, all right. Look at all the retweets, spreading this transparent lie far and wide.
Or maybe it’s all true, and the parents wouldn’t let her near the baby because they’ve been reading tweets by her fellow nurse Charlea F.
On a tip from Joe S.