Racism and the Olympics

Mercury News is under fire this week after publishing what many consider a racist headline. "Olympics: Phelps Shares Historic Night With African-American". There was and is a lot of out rage to slight 20 year old Simone Manuel as the "African-American" girl who won a medal on the same night as Michael Phelps.  During the out pour of outrage, even some of the San Jose based paper's own journalist began speaking out against the place they work. There was a quick and public apology. The headline has been retracted. 

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