Ebony Magazine issues apology to black conservatives for racist comments
Ebony Magazine has issued an apology to black conservatives and to RNC spokesman Raffi Williams for racist comments made by one of their senior editors on Twitter.
The controversey erupted when Jamilah Lemieux, a senior editor at the magazine, tweeted some rancid thoughts on being black directed at the Republican National Committee's deputy spokesman Raffi Williams - son of Fox News contributor Juan Williams.
Note that Lemieux thinks that Williams is white. That hardly matters given that Lemieux's toxic views on black conservatives are pretty standard among leftists anyway.
Ebony Magazine issued an apology:
Ebony magazine issued an apology Friday to black conservatives -- and Republican National Committee spokesman Raffi Williams specifically -- for comments made by one of the magazine's senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux.
Citing Ebony founder John H. Johnson's vision that all blacks count, the editors of the magazine condemned Lemieux's comments.
"Ebony strongly believes in the marketplace of ideas,” the editors said. “As the magazine of record for the African American community, Lemieux's tweets in question do not represent our journalistic standard, tradition or practice of celebrating diverse Black thought.”
The magazine then issued a more direct apology to Williams and all black conservatives.
“Ebony acknowledges Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux's lack of judgment on her personal Twitter account and apologizes to Raffi Williams and the Black Republican community,” the editors said.
Until Ebony hires a black conservative columnist, that apology rings a little hollow.