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This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us.
New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley wrote a piece that was supposed to be how Shonda Rhimes has changed the landscape for Black women on TV, but ended up being a under researched piece that called Rhimes an “Angry Black Woman” who creates leading ladies who are also angry Black women. Stanley started her article in the worst way possible”
“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.’
On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman.”
Perhaps the worst part of the article aren’t the many questionable lines about “angry” Black women on screen, but that it’s called, “Wrought In Their Creator’s Image.” So she is indeed calling Shonda an angry Black woman. I’m sorry, does Stanley know her?
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