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The Angry Black Woman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    And you thought, "no angel" was an unfortunate description.

    Folks are not appreciating the led in Times television critic Alessandra Stanley's article about Shonda Rhimes:

    When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called "How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."

    Jezebel on the article:

    I would like to believe that not being racist isn't extraordinarily difficult. I would like to think that by simply acknowledging the humanity of other people and their right to exist in this world and being open and aware to learning about certain issues, you can avoid many uncomfortable moments. If nothing else, you can certainly avoid the racist, imbecilic, drivel published yesterday by the New York Times.

    Television critic Alessandra Stanley wrote one of the most tone deaf pieces of work about black women, and race in general, that we've seen in some time. It was supposed to be an article about superstar showrunner Shonda Rhimes' newest series, How To Get Away With Murder, but ended up being clueless pontification rooted in a dangerous, racist stereotype about black women.

    In the very first line, Stanley writes:

    When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called "How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."

    If you're using a racist stereotype as a legitimate description of your subject in the very first line, the descent into aggressive stupidity cannot be far.


    Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/arts/television/viola-davis-plays-shonda-rhimess-latest-tough-heroine.html

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I hope Alessandra isn't sitting next to Bill Rhoden at the Christmas party.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Who is Shonda Rhimes?
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Alessandra Stanley is the Julie Herman of writing - if her name comes up, it's for something bad.

    Stanley defended herself by blaming herself for writing such a bad lede.


    Figured Stanley was safe as long as Abromson was in charge, but now I figure it's just a matter of time before she announces she will be writing for magazines/ Internet at some other place.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I bet she got a booty that don't quit.
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