Zac Kriegman was the director of data science at Thomson Reuters. He claims that when he pointed out that the idea that black men were being targeted more by police was false, he was fired.
I Criticized BLM. Then I Was Fired.
Until recently, I was a director of data science at Thomson Reuters, one of the biggest news organizations in the world. It was my job, among other things, to sift through reams of numbers and figure out what they meant.
About a year ago, I stumbled on a really big story. It was about black Americans being gunned down across the country and the ways in which we report on that violence. We had been talking nonstop about race and police brutality, and I thought: This is a story that could save lives. This is a story that has to be told.
But when I shared the story with
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