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The New York Times Apologizes For The Insulting Article That Called Shonda Rhimes An 'Angry Black Woman!'

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Well, it's about time.

In case you hadn't heard, The New York Times ran an article written by critic Alessandra Stanley about TV producer Shonda Rhimes that referenced her as "an angry black woman," and also claimed that Viola Davis was "less classically beautiful" than lighter skinned actresses.

Yes, this happened in 2014, and yes it is completely unacceptable.

In response to all this, the newspaper's public editor, Margaret Sullivan, posted an article about the backlash, which featured an apology:

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