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Joan Walsh Draws Conservative Mockery with Tweet About Her Black History Knowledge

With one tweet Tuesday evening, Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh managed to draw hours worth of ridicule from conservatives on the social media site and beyond.

Around 9 p.m., Walsh tweeted that she knows “more than the average white person” about black history, “which,” she added, “only ensures that I know less than I think I do.”

That set off a frenzy of mockery from many of Twitter’s vocal conservatives:

The mockery continued on into the evening. Walsh never responded to the critics, except for two re-tweets of choice remarks:

[Editor’s note: The original headline read that Walsh drew conservative “ire.” We’ve changed to reflect the “mockery” as noted in the article’s body text.]

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