Accuracy in Media

CNN changed the original headline on a piece asking “How black will the royal baby be?”

“This was an ACTUAL @cnn headline yesterday,” wrote Lynne Patton, a prominent African-American Trump supporter and official with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Instagram. “Yet WE’RE supposed to be the racist ones.”


Newsweek rounded up some critics of the headline:

“‘My God @CNN just legitimately asked ‘How black will the royal baby be?’ **and 100% un-ironically warned** “commentators who reinforce dangerous racist stereotypes are totally unaware of the damage,”’ replied Virginia Democratic state senate candidate and human rights author Qasim Rashid.

‘Guys. GUYS. Whether the royal baby is SUPER-DUPER BLACK or whether it’s NORMAL, let’s all agree to not be racist because that’s really really uncool, mmkay? — CNN,’ quipped Empire and Power screenwriter Eric Haywood.”

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