Should a New York Times writer have called Shonda Rhimes an “angry Black woman”?
Words Matter – Should a New York Times writer have called Shonda Rhimes an “angry Black woman”?
The words we use matter intensely. Sometimes they tell others a lot about who we are. Sometimes when we use
the wrong words we hurt people we hadn’t intended to. And sometimes we don’t have any idea what the actual
words are as illustrated in this link: http://www.ralphehanson.com/2014/11/21/when-words-matter/ (Links to an
In another instance of how words matter, television producer/writer Shonda Rhimes is famous for her shows like
Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.
http://www.ralphehanson.com/2014/10/17/link-ch-9-ny-times-draws-controversy-calling-shonda-rhimes-an-angryblack-woman/ (Links to an external site.)
A story about Rhimes in the New York Times started out provocatively:
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