comScore Hilary Rosen Under Fire For Referencing 'Angry Black Women'

Hilary Rosen Under Fire After Viral CNN Fight for Apology in Which She Made Reference to ‘Angry Black Women’

Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen has apologized to Nina Turner, the campaign co-chair for Sen. Bernie Sanders, after a clash on CNN, but is now under fire for invoking the phrase “angry black women” in her apology.

On Thursday night’s Cuomo Prime Time, Turner referenced a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. letter, in which he stated, “I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate.”

“That is the kind of Democratic Socialism that [Sanders is] talking about, even though [FDR] didn’t call it that … It’s in the spirit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who, in his letter to the Birmingham jail, warned us — us being the black community — about white moderates,” Turner said.

Rosen claimed Turner had misquoted Dr. King, instigating a heated clash between the two women, which Rosen has now apologized for on Twitter:

The apology itself, however, has sparked criticism due to Rosen’s use of the words, “angry black women.”

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