Jamilah Lemieux’s supporters seethe after Ebony apologizes for her ‘lack of judgment’

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http://twitter.com/#!/Artemis_J/status/449618001566760960

Earlier today, Reince Priebus wrote a letter to Ebony’s editor in chief, saying that RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams “deserves an apology” after Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux made assumptions about [Williams’] race” and dismissed “black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse.”

This afternoon, Ebony.com posted a response:

http://twitter.com/#!/bccohan/status/449614908943269888

It concluded with the following:

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.

Netroots Nation’s Elon James is pissed off again, of course:

http://twitter.com/#!/elonjames/status/449614230832963584
http://twitter.com/#!/elonjames/status/449616813031034880
http://twitter.com/#!/elonjames/status/449617811577393154
http://twitter.com/#!/elonjames/status/449618828993912832
http://twitter.com/#!/elonjames/status/449619247254085632

As are Lemieux’s other supporters:

http://twitter.com/#!/leilaxhafiz/status/449618506716569600
http://twitter.com/#!/BritniDWrites/status/449618245788520448
http://twitter.com/#!/Lushology_/status/449617664885800960
http://twitter.com/#!/BougieLa/status/449617957325668352
http://twitter.com/#!/GheeGoddess/status/449617983066099714
http://twitter.com/#!/ReignOfApril/status/449617637866483712
http://twitter.com/#!/KolaBoof/status/449616125806919680
http://twitter.com/#!/crissles/status/449619867982118913

But Williams graciously accepted the apology:

http://twitter.com/#!/Raffiwilliams/status/449611049952874496

And other conservatives are applauding Ebony’s move:

http://twitter.com/#!/ellencarmichael/status/449611962163675136
http://twitter.com/#!/Aaron_RS/status/449614573939601408
http://twitter.com/#!/alexigrant/status/449616000460144640
http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/449615469256114177

Kudos, Ebony.

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Related:

Ebony editor assumes RNC staffer Raffi Williams is a ‘white dude,’ tells him to shut up

‘Fake-ass outrage’: Netroots Nation media director Elon James White defends racist Ebony editor

‘Go Raffi!’ RNC staffer targeted by racist Ebony editor appears on FOX & Friends 

‘STFU forever’! Haters get nasty after Reince Priebus defends Raffi Williams, calls on Ebony to apologize

‘I commend Raffi Williams’: RNC staffer has an admirer in Dr. Ben Carson

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