The Oregonian Removes Tweet After Criticism It Minimized White Shooting Victims

By Northwest Spotlight

After facing criticism earlier today, The Oregonian removed a tweet identifying the victim of a Portland police shooting as being white. The original tweet included his race due as part of an attempt by the company to prevent “social unrest prompted by police shootings of Black people.”

Deleted Tweet from The Oregonian

The Oregonian offered a statement claiming they didn’t seek to minimize the victim’s race. The paper has yet to comment on why they believe any news of a police shooting that didn’t cite the victims race would immediately prompt “social unrest”.