Shonda Rhimes Talks "Angry Black Woman" Article: "Casual Racial Bias, Odd Misogyny"

October 8, 2014 6:47 PM

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Shonda Rhimes Talks "Angry Black Woman" Article: "Casual Racial Bias, Odd Misogyny"

Shonda Rhimes may have many pet peeves, but don’t even think about calling her an “angry black woman.” Unfortunately, that’s exactly what New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley did in mid-September when discussing the latest ShondaLand production, How to Get Away With Murder. After speaking her mind on Twitter right after the story went online, Rhimes, 44, spoke at length to The Hollywood Reporter in the magazine’s Oct. 17 cover story.

"I find race and gender to be terribly important; they are terribly important to who I am,” the creator of smash hits Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy said. “But there's something about the need for everybody else to spend time talking about it … that pisses me off."

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