It’s a shame Black women can’t even enjoy her morning break without a bystander, who also happens to be a woman of color, feeling obligated to police their behavior and body. Natasha Tynes, an author and worker at a World Bank in Washington, was riding the train when she saw a Washington transit worker, a Black woman, eating on the train while in her work uniform. So what did she do? She took a picture and tweeted it to the woman’s employer @wmata, demanding she be reprimanding for “breaking the law.” Tynes also, in the moment, confronted the woman, who told her to basically mind her business.
“When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train,” Tynes wrote in a tweet. “I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope @wmata responds. When I asked the employee about this, her response was, ‘worry about yourself.'”
Apparently it is against the law to eat, litter, drink or smoke on the train or in the station. Well Tynes should have taken sis’ advice because not only did Black Twitter light her simple a** up, her book publisher to cancel her novel from being published.
The woman who was reported for eating will not face disciplinary action. Natasha Tynes issued an apologized that has not been accepted by the Black delegation. Tynes, who then deleted her Twitter account, is Jordanian American and has described herself as a “minority writer.”