The New York Times has defended a new member of its editorial board who wrote inflammatory tweets about white people.
The newspaper's announcement that it was hiring Sarah Jeong met an outpouring of online criticism after her old posts were unearthed.
In a statement, the Times said that Ms Jeong regrets her remarks and she had been responding to online abuse.
The Times this year fired a new writer after old tweets that caused offence emerged.
Quinn Norton was let go only hours after the newspaper announced her hire in February.
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Ms Norton had retweeted a slur about African-Americans, had posted homophobic remarks and said she had befriended neo-Nazis.
Ms Jeong wrote in one tweet from July 2014: "Oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men."
One online critic posted a selection of Ms Jeong's other tweets, which contain obscenities.
"Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins," she said in December 2014.