A Black journalist is suing her employer after she says she was removed from protest coverage due to a tweet, while the same actions were not taken in regard to a white male colleague.

Alexis Johnson has filed a federal lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, alleging that her employer violated the Civil Rights Act of 1866 by not permitting her to cover protests, reports Poynter. Johnson had tweeted pictures of a trash-filled parking lot taken after a concert, comparing it to looters at protests.

"Horrifying scenes and aftermath from selfish LOOTERS who don’t care about this city," Johnson wrote in the tweet. "…. oh wait sorry. No, these are pictures from a Kenny Chesney concert tailgate. Whoops."