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Shonda Rhimes Backlash Causes NY Times To Rethink Diversity Issues

September 23rd, 2014 1:29pm EDT
Shonda Rhimes Backlash Causes NY Times To Rethink Diversity Issu
The New York Times continues to receive backlash after publishing an article where screenwriter/director/producer Shonda Rhimes was reduced to being called an "angry black woman" in an editorial piece by the Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley.

In the article, Stanley also called Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis as "less classically beautiful" than others.

Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan published an inquiry into the situation and stated, "There are some big questions here — about diversity, about editing procedures and about how The Times deals with stories about women and race,"...
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