A ‘Black Panther’ writer says his writing ‘was a very serious business’
A writer for the influential online magazine Mother Jones has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill her husband after he left her and his girlfriend a racist, misogynistic note.
Mother Jones writer Bobby Digital is accused of sending the handwritten note to his girlfriend, who is black, on June 29.
He was charged with threatening to commit murder.
Digital was arrested after Mother Jones’ editor-in-chief, Jess Zimmerman, and senior editors, Amanda Hess and Ryan Seacrest, called the writer to the office to discuss what they believed to be Digital’s “racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and Islamophobic diatribe.”
The New York Times and the Guardian both published stories detailing the incident.
Digital was arrested on June 30 after Mother Journalist Jess Zimmerman and senior staff called him to the boss’ office to address his racist, sexist and Islamophobia diatribes.
Zimmerman, a self-described “Black Panther” and “a feminist,” is the author of the “The Black Widow” and the “Black Feminist Manifesto.”
Digital was charged by a grand jury and released from custody the same day.
Zimmermans arrest comes just weeks after the National Organization for Women announced it had fired digital editor Amanda Hess for allegedly calling Digital “a fucking white supremacist.”
Digital is now working with a legal firm to defend himself against the charges.
He told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he would continue to defend his work as a journalist and that he has no regrets about the threats.
“I’m not going to take back my work.
I’ve had enough,” he said.
“I just want to be able to continue writing about race, gender and gender issues in this country.”
Mother Jones Editor-in