New York Times Responds to 'Tone-Deaf' Article About Shonda Rhimes

September 23, 2014 7:44 AM

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New York Times has responded to criticisms regarding the controversial article about Shonda Rhimes "Written by the longtime TV critic Alessandra Stanley, its first paragraph - with a reference to Ms. Rhimes as an 'Angry Black Woman' - struck many readers as completely off-base. Many called it offensive. Some went further, saying it was racist," reads .

The paper's public editor Margaret Sullivan says, "The readers and commentators are correct to protest this story. Intended to be in praise of Ms. Rhimes, it delivered that message in a condescending way that was - at best - astonishingly tone-deaf and out of touch."

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