NY Times Changes ‘Dark Makeup’ Headline on Virginia AG Blackface Scandal After Criticism


The New York Times got some serious criticism today for a headline on Virginia’s attorney general admitting to doing blackface for a college party.

The original headline on the article said “Virginia Attorney General Says He Also Dressed in Dark Makeup.” The Times received pushback for the euphemism:

The Times has since changed the headline to say blackface instead of “dark makeup.”

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