Post-racial? Media report Strom Thurmond’s ‘mixed-race’ daughter died

http://twitter.com/#!/pocahontas86/status/298593378281590786

Why, indeed? Media outlets pushed out the Associated Press report and all focused on “mixed-race” in their headlines.

Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies at 87 cbsn.ws/TFBFP9

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2013

Essie Washington-Williams, the mixed-race daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, has died: apne.ws/Y6d5nf -CC

— The Associated Press (@AP) February 5, 2013

Strom Thurmond’s Mixed-Race Daughter Dies At 87 | j.mp/WMWl4C

— WBT Radio (@wbtradio) February 5, 2013

Segregationist Strom Thurmond’s family was ‘very caring,’ said mixed-race daughter he kept secret: wapo.st/WNkw2S

— David Beard (@dabeard) February 5, 2013

Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies at 87 on.thec-l.com/Xc3v3j

— The Clarion-Ledger (@clarionledger) February 4, 2013

Disgusted Twitter users call them out.

That’s an odd headline. RT @cbsnews: Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies at 87 cbsn.ws/TFBFP9

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 5, 2013

Good thing you clarified she was “mixed-race”… RT @breakingnews: Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies at 87 bit.ly/Y6tAzG

— Wes (@FTWes) February 5, 2013

Why is “mixed-race” important to include? RT @breakingpol Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies at 87 – @ap bit.ly/Y6tAzG

— Hef Walker (@HefWalker) February 5, 2013

Strom Thurmond’s Daughter Dies … But why is she always noted as the “mixed-race daughter?” huff.to/WpiQhu

— Jermaine Richardson (@wjr_1) February 5, 2013

@usatoday why the mixed race terminology? She was his daughter #racist

— Maxine Baptiste (@brownsugar7878) February 5, 2013

@usatoday why does she have to called his mixed race daughter? She’s his daughter.

— nina blue (@NinaBlue2010) February 5, 2013

@breakingpol @ap why the HELL does it matter that she’s mixed race!Whoever posted this should be FIRED!

— MRLeaver (@MRLeaver) February 5, 2013

Post-racial? Forward!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Essie Mae Washington-Williams. A person. Whose life should not be qualified with “mixed-race” upon her passing.

Shame on you, AP.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/05/post-racial-media-outlets-report-strom-thurmonds-mixed-race-daughter-died/

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